Hockey : Saunders and Gilpin return for Varsity test

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With no Women's National League programme this weekend, the 96th Varsity Match at Cambridge captures the attention with Cambridge looking to repeat their 3-0 victory of last year at Oxford.

The good news for Cambridge is that their captain, Ruth Gilpin, is back after a two months long ankle injury. However, their first choice goalkeeper, Katy Roberts, is training with England Under-21, so Caroline Wright takes over in goal.

Oxford's president, Josie Saunders, also back after a broken ankle, is in the Dark Blues squad announced yesterday.

At Milton Keynes, Bromsgrove School won the British Aerospace National Schools Under-18 title, winning their last game 6-0 against Tadcaster Grammar School with Fiona Gibson scoring three times. The title was effectively decided earlier when Bromsgrove beat runners-up Cheltenham 3-0.

OXFORD UNIVERSITY SQUAD (v Cambridge University, Cambridge, 11 March): C Deane (University, capt), E Williamson (St Hughes), L Atkinson (Jesus), C McKenna (Merlin), C Birk (St John's), L Hudsmith (Lady Margaret Hall), C Pickford (Queen's), V Pope (Pembroke), A Rendu (New), N Jacobsen (St Hughes), J Saunders (New), C Taylor (Queens), A Morgan (Corpus Christi), N Watson (Keble), A Brown (St Anne), B Hall-Thompson (Trinity).