All the action from day 10 in Birmingham

Commonwealth Games 2022 Day 10 live Birmingham netball cricket - PA

Commonwealth Games 2022 Day 10 live Birmingham netball cricket – PA


Things are not going England’s way in the T20

And it’s not the first time I’ve written it this morning.

After 3.4 overs, New Zealand are 41 for no loss and are chasing 111 for the bronze.

England needed early wickets and to put some kind of pressure on the Kiwis. They have achieved neither. Devine and Bates look pretty out of sorts for New Zealand at the moment.

Suzie Bates hits Edgbaston - AFP

Suzie Bates hits Edgbaston – AFP

11:51 am

Gold for Wales in boxing!

It has come thanks to the efforts of Rosie Eccles in the light-middleweight division, upgraded from the silver she won four years ago.

“I can’t believe it… I just went and did a real job, I’m over the moon.”

Rosie Eccles - GETTY IMAGES

Rosie Eccles – GETTY IMAGES

11:41 a.m

New Zealand have their innings underway

And after two overs, the Kiwis are 19 for no loss and chasing 111 for the bronze medal.


In diving

All five Home Nations divers have progressed to the finals.

Australia’s Cassiel Rousseau was the top qualifier and he will later be joined by England’s Noah Lee, Matty Lee and Matthew Dixon as well as Scotland’s Angus Menmuir and Wales’ Aidan Heslop.


Can lightning strike the same place twice?

Apparently, according to the clever boffins, it can, and it’s a silly myth that it can’t…but this is a sports blog not a science lecture…but I use that phrase to remind you that England restricted New Zealand to and only 71 in the group stage…

For what it’s worth (probably not much tbf) I reckon history won’t repeat itself.

11:26 a.m

England bowled New Zealand 111 to win the bronze

A gigantic effort required to have any hope of getting a medal.


England were expected to win a medal

In T20 it was just a case of what color it would be.

BUT as it stands, the hosts look set to miss out on the podium. England are 106 for nine at Edgbaston – they’re in the last over and it’s hard to see New Zealand not going for a win here, barring brilliant bowling and fielding (spoiler alert: don’t think it’s going to happen…).


Sada Williams wins with ease

At 49.91 a new game record! It was simple – she was the favorite and she was untouchable here.


Victoria Ohuruogu (50.72 a new PB) takes silver and outsider Jodie Williams holds on for bronze


Now back to the track

Where it is now the women’s 400 meter final. A quartet of Home Nations runners are involved – Zoey Clark for Scotland and Victoria Ohuruogu, Ama Pipi and Jodie Williams for England. Sada Williams from Barbados starts as favourite.


Rushing all over the place at the moment…

But it’s back to Edgbaston where, and I fear I sound like a broken record here, England remain in a difficult position.

The hosts are currently 71 for six after 13.2 overs against New Zealand in the T20 bronze medal match…not looking good is it?

10:52 a.m

So back to the road race

Which was won, as we thought, by an Australian. Georgia Baker won in the expected sprint, just holding off speedy Scot Neah Evans. Baker’s compatriot Sarah Roy took the bronze.


Silver for Hudson-Smith

Hjemmehopet led the way and held back all the challenges that came in the right home track BAR ONE – Muzala Samukonga. The Zambian 19-year-old sensation came miles back from lane eight to win by about one meter in 44.66 seconds.

He is full of running and ran a perfect race to win gold for Zambia.

Hudson-Smith may not have laid enough for the last 60 metres.


It all happens

As I try to watch the final of the road race, the men’s 400m final is about to start.

Wolverhampton’s own Matt Hudson-Smith runs for the hosts. It’s a strong file, but can the World Championships bronze medalist add to his collection here?

Meanwhile, away in the cycling… the Aussies look like they are controlling the front of the pack…

10:42 a.m

Only four kilometers left in the women’s road race

And it will end in a sprint finish without any of the breakaways managing to stay ahead.

10:40 am

England are still in trouble in T20

Nat Sciver and Sophia Dunkley had managed to take the hosts to 43 for the loss of just these two early wickets, BUT then Sciver is clean bowled by Devine for 27 (off 19) and Dunkley plays on for eight (off 14). England are currently 53 for four in nine overs.

10:27 a.m

Tobi Amusan wins in a new game record!

The world champion runs 12.30 and breaks the games record which was 12.65. She was motionless there – just a runner in it.

CINDY SEMBER gets the bronze in 12.59.


The first final on the pitch is about to start

It’s the women’s 100m hurdles – Cindy Sember goes for England. The favorite is Nigeria’s Tobi Amusan, the world champion from last month.

10:16 a.m

England in early trouble in T20

The hosts are 23 for two in the bronze medal match against New Zealand. Danni Wyatt was out for four and hit the ball to extra cover before Alice Capsey was caught behind by Gaze off Rowe.

10:14 a.m

The pictures of the road race on the Beeb

Is patchy at best, tbf they are apologizing for it so all is forgiven…but I can reveal it was an outburst but once again it has been rolled in. So once again it looks like we are destined for a sprint finish.

10:05 a.m

The bronze medal match in T20 has started

England won the toss and elected to bat – they are currently five without loss after the first over.

There was much hope that they would meet Australia later for the gold, but India were simply too strong for them in yesterday’s semi-final. From the moment India put on 60 for the first wicket in the first six overs, the hosts always played catch-up and India’s total of 164 proved too much.


Two rounds left in the road race

It’s 32km and the breakaway has been rolled in so it’s like we were…the smart money (when the fun stops, stop…) is on Australia and a sprint finish, according to Chris Boardman on BBC comms.

Road race - PA

Road race – PA


There had been no indication of an eruption

UNTIL … five riders decide that enough is enough. With 38 km to go, Anna Henderson (England), Ruby Roseman-Gannon (Australia), Niamh Fisher-Black (New Zealand), Alison Jackson (Canada) and Anna Shackley (Scotland) managed to take a 10 second lead.


News in the men’s road race

Time trial gold winner Rohan Dennis is out. The Australian took advantage of Geraint Thomas’ fall to take gold on Thursday, but he is not feeling well and will not start the race this afternoon.

Rohan Dennis - GETTY IMAGES

Rohan Dennis – GETTY IMAGES



…the women’s road race has 45km to go and the field, or at least the main contenders are in a leading pack currently led by Wales’ Eleanor Barker. England’s Anna Henderson, who won silver in the time trial, looks good, as does Warwick Castle which is a lovely backdrop for this race…here’s a bit about the old building…

Warwick Castle is a medieval castle developed from a wooden fort, originally built by William the Conqueror in 1068. The original wooden motte-and-bailey castle was rebuilt in stone during the 12th century. During the Hundred Years’ War, the facade facing the city was fortified, resulting in one of the most recognizable examples of military architecture from the 14th century. It was used as a stronghold until the early 17th century.

*Thanks to Wikipedia for that history lesson…

Warwick Castle - REUTERS

Warwick Castle – REUTERS


Hello and welcome!

For Telegraph Sports coverage of the penultimate day of the Commonwealth Games. It promises to be an action-packed, exciting day with both the men’s and women’s cycling races (the women’s are underway now and we’ll get to that ASAP!), the bronze medal match in the T20, where England will battle New Zealand from 10 at Edgbaston. The gold medal comes later when India take on Australia for Commonwealth bragging rights.

Then there is the women’s hockey final. England take Australia from 3 and the thought of gold is not the only thing that excites England Hockey boss Nick Pink who says the country is “on the cusp of a really exciting wave for women in sport”.

The hosts have a chance to continue the success of Britain’s top female athletes – a momentum Pink believes has been “building on for a number of years”.

But the Lionesses’ Euros triumph has brought “significant change” to the perception of women’s sport, helped by the number of women involved behind the scenes, the 45-year-old added.

“I don’t think it’s just been the last week with the Lionesses, I think it’s been building for a number of years,” Pink told the PA news agency.

“There is so much to celebrate about women’s sport more widely and there are more and more women involved at all levels of management in all organisations.

“And it’s starting to play out in terms of success on the field as well. We’re on the cusp of a really exciting wave for women in sports.”

On top of that, there are a number of exciting finals on the track, including the men’s 400m where England have Matt Hudson-Smith running, the women’s 100m with Cindy Sember as the home hope, the women’s 400m with a quartet of Home Nations runners involved. (Zoey Clark for Scotland and VictoriaOhuruogu, Ama Pipi and Jodie Williams for England), and the men’s 4x100m where England are favourites.

That’s just a small taste of what’s going to happen today, so stay tuned for all the fun and games.

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