Hockey: Dark Blues alight: Transfer moves continue

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DARK BLUES from last term's first National League squad continue to be in great demand. South Africa's captain, Wayne Graham, and New Zealand's Grant Edwards appeared in Reading colours last week and Richard Markham played for Guildford.

The latest news is of two more Oxford men on the move for tomorrow's First Division games. Chris Bloor, the England Under-21 forward, makes his debut for Old Loughtonians at home to East Grinstead and Martin Le Huray, the University's leading scorer last season, comes into the Hounslow starting line-up against Trojans in Southampton. He replaces Jon Rees, the Welsh international who is unavailable.

Richard Ward, a 17-year- old Tiffin schoolboy, takes a break from rugby this week having been added to Surbiton's squad for the visit to Slough.

Teddington and Reading, who started the season last week with good wins, clash at Sonning Lane. The Middlesex club have Gary Meredith back in their squad, though the 19-year-old James French, who made his League debut last Sunday, is likely to continue in goal.

Dharminder Singh, Barford Tigers' leading scorer last season, makes his first appearance tomorrow for Indian Gymkhana at home to Havant, the champions.

With the Women's National League due to get under way next Sunday, several teams, including Balsam Leicester, the champions, will be warming up in the Ealing Tournament at Milton Keynes. Ipswich play the Scots from Glasgow Western this evening. while the host club face Hightown.