Sporting Digest: Hockey

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Bobby Crutchley and Don Williams, two discarded England strikers, have been named in the 27-strong Great Britain training squad in preparation for January's Olympic qualifying tournament in Barcelona, along with Alistair Boyce and Howard Hoskin, yet to play at senior level for their country. David Luckes, Phil McGuire and Soma Singh, who have all been injured, will be added to the squad on proving their fitness.

Great Britain's women play Russia this afternoon at Bisham Abbey in the first of three Tests as they complete their preparations for next month's Olympic Qualifier in Cape Town.

GREAT BRITAIN TRAINING SQUAD: A Boyse (East Grinstead), B Crutchley, C Mayer, Kalbir Takher, B Sharpe (Cannock), G Fordham, S Hazlitt, R Thompson (Hounslow), R Garcia (Polo Barcelona), C Giles (Havant), S Hall, D Williams (Guildford), H Hoskin, S Mason, M Pearn, J Wyatt (Reading), J Halls, J Lee, N Thompson (Old Loughtonians), J Laslett, J Wallis (Teddington), J Shaw (Southgate) all England. A Colclough (Teddington), P Edwards (Cannock), K Priday (Guildford) Wales. C Hector, A Seaton (Old Loughtonians) Scotland.

HA CUP Third round draw: Barford Tigers v Canterbury; Bloxwich v Firebrands; Bournemouth v Reading; Bournville v Norton; Bromley v Weston Super Mare; Cannock v Sheffield; Chichester v Crostyx; Dereham v Teddington; Doncaster v Blueharts; East Grinstead v Shrewsbury; Edgbaston v Ramgarhia (Middx); Formby v Sheffield Bankers; Guildford v Harleston Magpies; Hampstead & Westminster v Lewes; Harborne v Warrington; Havant v Stourport; Indian Gymkhana v Harrogate; Ipswich v Southgate; Isca v Beeston; Khalsa (Warwick) v Tunbridge Wells; Maidenhead v Surbiton; Nottingham v Slough; Old Loughtonians v Colchester; Olton & West Warwick v Robinsons; Oxford Hawks v Brooklands; Oxford Univ. v City of Portsmouth; Redbridge & Ilford v Richmond; St Albans v Hull; Timperley v Hounslow; Trojans v Ashford (Middx); Winchester v Gloucester City; Woking v Wimbledon.

WOMEN'S UNDER-21 INTERNATIONAL (Cardiff): England 2 Czech Republic 0.