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Ipswich-born Hannah Martin stars for England Hockey while Lucy Turmel is knocked out by defending squash champion Joelle King at the Commonwealth Games



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Hannah Martin and her England hockey team-mates continue to impress at the Commonwealth Games.

The Ipswich-born forward added to her goal tally in a 3-1 win against India at the University of Birmingham, where the hockey matches are taking place.

It takes the 27-year-old up to four goals for the tournament, after she registered a hat-trick in the convincing 12-0 victory over Ghana in their opening game on Saturday.

Hannah Martin has been the star of England Women's Hockey so far in Birmingham. Picture: Mark Easton
Hannah Martin has been the star of England Women's Hockey so far in Birmingham. Picture: Mark Easton

That victory was then followed up with a 1-0 win against Canada before this afternoon's victory against India.

Speaking after her hat-trick performance, Martin said: “I’m just happy we got the three points and we put some goals away as a squad. I think it’s my first international hat-trick, so I’m quite happy with that. It’s just important to get that win and those points on the board.”

The Games mark a return to the pitches she played on while studying at the University of Birmingham.

She added: “Last time I played on these pitches in a Uni match, they looked a bit different. Just to be able to step out here in front of old Joe and the home crowd, I definitely got goosebumps.

"It’s incredibly special, we do a home games so well as a nation and it’s great to see the stands so full.”

Meanwhile, Gazeley’s Rebecca Daniel has been a part of the Wales women’s hockey squad.

Wales were defeated 4-0 and 3-1 by Canada and India respectively before getting off the mark in the pool stages with a 4-0 win at the expense of Ghana.

Former Debenham High School pupil Lucy Turmel made it to the quarter-finals of the Squash before losing to defending champion Joelle King.

The 22-year-old, from Ipswich, lost 3-1 (11-9, 16-18, 9-11, 12-14) in a tightly-fought contest.

Despite the defeat, she said it was a huge moment in her career to be playing in front of her home crowd.

“It obviously stings a bit, one point in it there at the end. I’m quite happy overall," said Turmel following her performance. "I’m on there to win and that didn’t happen obviously but I feel like it was a good match for everyone watching.

“My family are all here watching today, it was a huge moment for me. When I came off the court, the first person I saw was my brother, I gave him a hug and that’s it for me, this is going to be a special couple of weeks.”

Grundisburgh's Hetty Bartlett will be looking to win gold this evening in the T37/38 100m final.

The 31-year-old recorded a personal best of 13.38 in her heat this morning to finish third.

The final, at Birmingham's Alexander Stadium, takes place at 7.55pm this evening.

Hetty Bartlett will be competing in the women's T37/38 100m final in Birmingham this evening. Picture: Team England
Hetty Bartlett will be competing in the women's T37/38 100m final in Birmingham this evening. Picture: Team England

Beccles swimmer Jordan Catchpole is due to compete in 200m freestyle on Wednesday evening, while East Bergholt's Zoe Newson will be going for gold in the para-lifting on Thursday.

Demie-Jadie Resztan will fight her first bout in boxing on Wednesday, and race walker Callum Wilkinson will be setting off on his mission to medal on Sunday,