Sporting Digest: Hockey

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EUROPEAN INDOOR CUP Qualifier (Lille) Saturday: England 6 Sweden 5; Switzerland 5 Czech Republic 5; France 5 Sweden 4; Lithuania 4 Czech Republic 10; France 1 England 1. Yesterday: Czech Republic 5 Sweden 5; Switzerland 5 England 7; Lithuania 3 Sweden 14; England 4 Lithuania 1; France 7 Switzerland 6. Final placings: 1 England 9pts; 2 France 7; 3 Czech Republic 6; 4 Sweden 4; 5 Switzerland 4; 6 Lithuania 0. (First three qualify for European finals in Bonn, 28-30 January. Already qualified: Germany (holders), Spain, Denmark, Austria, Russia).

NATIONAL INVITATION INDOOR LEAGUE (Cocks Moors Wood, Birmingham) Saturday: Harborne 6 Barford Tigers 3; Firebrands 4 Doncaster 8; Stourport 14 Neston 4; Teddington 9 Welton 7; East Grinstead 8 Harborne 4; Barford Tigers 11 Firebrands 6; Southgate 3 Stourport 15; Neston 4 Teddington 13; Doncaster 3 East Grinstead 6; Welton 8 Southgate 5; Harborne 16 Firebrands 4. Yesterday: Doncaster 7 Barford Tigers 11; East Grinstead 8 Firebrands 2; Southgate 5 Teddington 8; Doncaster 5 Harborne 4; Barford Tigers 6 East Grinstead 4; Welton 2 Stourport 9; Neston 4 Southgate 5; Firebrands 1 Teddington 20; Doncaster 7 Welton 3; Teddington 5 Stourport 11; Barford Tigers 12 Neston 5; Stourport 6 Harborne 7. Leading Positions: 1 Stourport (P 5, Pts 12); 2 Teddington (5-12); 3 Barford (5-12).

NASTRO AZZURRO SOUTH Premier: High Wycombe 0 Anchorians 4. Leading positions: 1 Gore Court (P 10, Pts 25); 2 City of Portsmouth (11-25); 3 Anchorians (11-24).

NORWICH UNION EAST Premier: Dereham 1 Old Southendians 0; Norwich City 3 Welwyn Garden City 2; Redbridge and Ilford 2 Bedford 0.

LEADING WOMEN'S CLUBS: Blueharts 4 Ealing 2; Cardiff Athletic 1 Redlands 3; Leominster 2 St Fagans 0; Neston 0 Great Harwood 1; Alton 1 Crimson Ramblers 2; St Albans 2 Eastcote 0; Westberries 1 Cheltenham 0; Wimbledon 2 Reading 3; Woking 2 Southampton 0; Exeter 1 West Under-21 0.

(YESTERDAY)

HOCKEY ASSOCIATION CUP Fourth round: Bournville 5 Isca 3; Bloxwich 1 Trojans 4.

ENGLAND UNDER-21 SQUAD (for Under- 21 European Indoor Cup, Bilbao, Sp, January): R Frater (gk) (Bristol University), N Goodhill (gk) (Havering); A Bennett (Slough), V Browne, R Caplan (both Hightown), C Gilbert (Chelmsford), N Litchfield, J Savage (both Canterbury), R Millard (Clifton), K Preece (Bradford), K Taylor (Aldridge), L Cope (Balsam Leicester, capt).

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