Basketball: Henlan misses Kings' date

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MARTIN HENLAN, the England and Great Britain centre, has lost a stone in weight after developing a stomach illness following Guildford Kings' European Clubs Championship trip to Israel 10 days ago, writes Duncan Hooper.

The 6ft 10in Henlan misses Guildford's Budweiser League game at home to Sunderland Scorpions tonight, from which the Kings had to omit one player to comply with salary- cap restrictions. Guildford are unbeaten.

Birmingham Bullets, who are tonight at home to Worthing Bears, the League champions and current leaders, are giving free admission to all spectators under 5ft tall as they continue to seek 'record' crowds in promoting their move this season to the National Indoor Arena.

Two weeks ago the Bullets attracted a league-best in excess of 4,000 by admitting all women free.

The Bears, whose players were suffering from flu in midweek, hauled themselves from their sick-beds in the final 90 seconds to score the game's last 10 points in an 87-77 win at Leicester, extending their unbeaten run to six games after losing to Guildford on the first day of the season.