Hockey: Catchpole earns England call-up

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LORRAINE CATCHPOLE, the 29-year-old defender and fork-lift truck driver from Ipswich, has been named by England coach Maggie Souyave in the squad for a Four Nations tournament in Dublin next month. New caps also go to 18-year-old Kate Walsh and 21-year-old goalkeeper Katie Roberts.

Slough's 32-year-old captain Sue Chandler has been recalled to add to her 18 caps. She is one of six players from the Berkshire club, including Anna Bennett, who will be making her first international appearance since the 1996 Olympics.

Absent from the squad are three young players, Mel Clewlow (22), Lucilla Wright (19) and Kerry Moore (20), who looked to have established themselves in the England line-up during last summer's World Cup and Commonwealth Games campaigns. Souyave to some extent appears to have abandoned her youth policy which she introduced after the 1994 World Cup which was held in Dublin.

ENGLAND SQUAD (Four Nations, 7-9 May, Dublin): *K Brown, *A Bennett, *S Chandler, *J Smith, *F Greenham (all Slough), J Bimson (Olton), S Blanks (Fyffes Leicester), L Catchpole & L King (Ipswich), *T Cullen, K Walsh (both Hightown), *J Sixsmith (Sutton Coldfield), K Roberts (Chelmsford Highway), D Marston-Smith, *L Newcombe (Clifton Scottish Life) and *H Rose (unattached).

AUSTRALIAN TOUR (25 May - 15 June) Players * plus C Reid (Hightown), J Empson (Canterbury), K Bowden, P Miller (both Fyffes Leicester) and M Nicholson (Slough) with four names to be added.