Q&A; Garthorpe's Melton pot of point-to-point

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Q. If Ascot is the blue riband of flat racing and Cheltenham the blue riband of National Hunt racing, where does point-to-point racing hold its premier meeting?

A. The climax of the point-to-point season is undoubtedly the Melton Hunt Club meeting which takes place at Garthorpe in Leicestershire in May. At this fixture there are championship races in all the categories of point-to-to-point. A Men's Open final, a ladies Open Final, a novices final etc.

J Coleman, Cheltenham.

Q. Are there any plans for the England cricket team to play either Sri Lanka or Zimbabwe in a proper Test series?

A. I would imagine the state of English Test cricket is in now, a Test series against Holland would be preferable than either of these top test countries. Holland have played at the Scarborough Festival for a number of years and I am sure that they would love a go at England.

K Maguire, Batley

Answers please

Q. When was the last time that a player from a club in Mid or North Wales represented their country at rugby union?

S O'Loughlin, Huddersfield

Q. Which country has had the worst record leading up to the World Cup finals and still gone on to win it?

B Harris, Scunthorpe

Q. Poor Doncaster have had a pretty dreadful season, but has any Football League club fared any worse?

D Furnell, Watford

If you know the answers to any of these questions or have a sporting question of your own, write to Q&A, Sports Desk, Independent on Sunday, 1 Canada Square, London E14 5DL. Fax: 0171-293 2894.

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