Hockey: Dutch game lined up

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ENGLAND WILL play the Netherlands on 2 December in a testimonial match for Jacques Brinkman in Bilthoven near Utrecht. Brinkman has overtaken Cees-Jan Diepeveen's record of 286 caps. he England team will be selected from the squad picked for the Champions' Trophy from which England were forced to withdraw last month.

Missing from the Champions squad are Jon Wyatt and the injured Michael Johnson. Andy Humphrey and Kalbir Takher come into the squad.

Jason Lee, the Atlanta Olympian who signed for Cannock a few weeks ago, has moved on to Loughborough Students. He will play tomorrow in their First Division game with Oxford University. Lee is the second international to move from Cannock this season, after Simon Organ who went to Bournville.

Hounslow have signed Steve Evans, a South African with dual nationality. Evans' father Glen played for the club in the Seventies. Hounslow, looking for their first win of the season away at Brooklands, have Matt Philpott back after a broken jaw. Guy Fordham also returns after missing last weekend's game because of hospital duties. Brooklands will be strengthened by the inclusion of a second Spanish international, Jorge Romero Gonzalez, in their side.

Premier Division leaders Canterbury entertain Reading tomorrow, while second-placed Southgate, who play Brooklands today, tackle third-placed Cannock. Guildford's efforts to keep in contention with the leading four will be hampered by the absence of their playercoach, Ian Jennings.

Another player-coach missing tomorrow is Teddington's Andy Billson who was removed from the bench in last Saturday's league game at Beeston and has been suspended for 16 days for the comments he made to the umpire.

ENGLAND SQUAD (v Netherlands, 2 December, Bilthoven): B Waugh (capt), D Woods (both Southgate), J Halls, J Lewis, A Humphrey, B Sharpe, Kalbir Takher (all Cannock), J Wallis, B Garrard (both Teddington), D Hall (Guildford), S Head (East Grinstead), S Mason, A Barnes, M Pearn, H Hoskin (all Reading), R Garcia (Harvestehuder, Hamburg).

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