Hockey: Leman at the end of the road

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RICHARD LEMAN, England's most capped player, with 228 international appearances, plans to pull down the curtain on a spectacular career, including Olympic gold, at the end of the European Indoor Club Championships here on Sunday, where he will be playing for East Grinstead, the English champions, writes Bill Colwill from Cologne.

Grinstead have avoided Rot Weiss Koln, the host club and European champions, in the pool games. They open the tournament this morning against the Polish champions, Grunwald, and this evening meet White Star from Brussels. In their final pool game tomorrow they face Vienna AC. Scotland's champions, Menzieshill, are in the second pool.

In practice last night the Sussex side looked sharp. It should be within their ability to clinch a semi-final place, with a crack at Rot Weiss's crown in the final a possibility.