Lucky 13 for Cannock
HOCKEY: Cannock smashed their own EHL Premier League record as they trounced East Grinstead 13-3 at the weekend to send the Sussex club into the First Division.
Rob Crutchley, the league's leading goal-scorer, made up for lost time after two weeks out with a hamstring injury, as he found the net four times in a one-sided contest.
The win keeps Cannock five points clear at the top but the title will be decided by end-of-season play-offs this year with no trophy for the team finishing top.
Bournville Birmingham University improved their survival hopes with a 6-2 home defeat of Guildford thanks to four goals from Ashley Grummitt.
Barford Tigers also took a lengthy stride towards First Division safety with a 3-0 win at Chelmsford but Stourport went down 5-3 to leaders Surbiton despite two goals from Tom Sherratt.
In the Women's Premier Division Sutton Coldfield secured their status with a 2-2 draw against Hightown, helped out by neighbours Olton Terraquest whose 2-2 draw at Doncaster was enough to send the South Yorkshire club down.
CRICKET: Bangladesh won the toss and put Pakistan in to bat in their one-day cricket international in Dhaka today. The match was arranged after Pakistan defeated Sri Lanka in the Asian Test Championships yesterday on the fourth day of the five day match.
BANGLADESH: Aminul Islam (captain), Khaled Masood, Al Sharier, Akram Khan, Mehrab Hossain, Shahriar Hossain, Khaled Mahmud, Naimur Rahman, Mohammad Rafiq, Hasibul Hossain, Manjurul Islam. …