The pattern of the match was set quickly as England pressed home their advantage in fitness and technique. Lisa Topliss enjoyed herself in the goal-shooting position. Her Irish counterpart, Joanne Skehin, had to concede more than six inches to her marker, Cynthia Duncan, and had a torrid time.
England might have cast their eyes warily across to the neighbouring court, where the much-fancied Australian team were opening their account with a 90-23 rout of St Vincent.
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