And then there was one.
It had all been set up for a super Sunday, the chance of an England women’s team treble on the penultimate afternoon of action at these Commonwealth Games. But that dream died on a sorry Saturday as the home cricketers and netballers crashed out at the semi-final stage.
That double defeat means England’s women’s hockey side – after their last-four shootout win over New Zealand on Friday night – are now the sole focus of attention in Birmingham today. And they too have it all to do against Australia, who have won four Games golds to their none.
One final out of three is a disappointing return on what could have been another seminal day for women’s sport in this country, one week on from the Lionesses’ historic win at Wembley.
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