Olton miss key players

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A league programme of just 14 games that started in September, fragmented with five breaks, ends tomorrow with much unrest as some clubs are having to take the field with key players absent, playing in the Home Countries Under-16 and Under-18 internationals at Gordonstoun.

Olton's captain, Barbara Hambly, said yesterday: "It is a crazy situation but typical of the lack of thought. I am resigned to missing out on promotion now. Two weeks ago we had to play the all-important game against Sunderland without the Wright sisters [Sally and Lucilla] because of England Under- 18 and Under-16 training."