All the action from day nine in Birmingham

Commonwealth Games 2022 Day 9 live Birmingham diving hockey - GETTY IMAGES

Commonwealth Games 2022 Day 9 live Birmingham diving hockey – GETTY IMAGES

09:20

At the end of the first quarter

In the Jamaica – New Zealand netball semi-final, the Jamaicans lead the Kiwis 18-9.

09:14

A great sixth finish for England!

In the bowls final – England’s Sophie Tolchard and Amy Pharoah have a stormer and they pick up another four points to lead the Australians 11-2.

09:12

Jamaica with early advantage

In the Netball semi-final against New Zealand. With five minutes left in the first quarter, they lead 13-7.

09:11

After five ducks

England lead the Aussies 7-2. Amy Pharoah is currently playing a blinder and the hosts have a five point lead.

09:04

England take on Australia

For gold in the women’s pairs bowl over in Victoria Park.

England currently lead 6-2 after four overs. Can they hold their own?

09:01

The first big event of the day is about to start

It is the first semi-final in women’s netball. The impressive Jamaicans, who shocked Australia 57-55 to top their pool, face New Zealand.

Later, England face old enemies Australia.

08:54

Wightman goes for back-to-back 1500m gold

Hello and welcome to Telegraph Sports’ coverage of day nine of the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

As the action draws to a close, more medals remain to be awarded and today will see what is likely to be great entertainment on the tracks, courses and tracks of England’s second city.

Today’s highlights include several finals on the course.

In the men’s 1500, Scotland’s Jake Wightman will be looking to back up his World Cup gold with another at Alexandra Stadium. He is the favorite for this race and will undoubtedly be keen to improve on his bronze from the Gold Coast four years ago. His compatriots Josh Kerr and Neil Gourley are also in that race, and for England Elliot Giles and Matthew Stonier will carry the hopes at home.

Wightman’s father and coach Geoff will again have commentary duties as the English-born but Edinburgh-raised star aims for gold for Scotland. That race is one to watch over your lunch with a start time of 1.10.

In the evening, Laura Muir and Keely Hodgkinson go in the women’s 800m final, looking to make it a double gold for Scotland in the middle distance (depending on how Wightman does earlier…), Zharnel Hughes runs for England in the 200m final for men, and Beth Dobbin will carry Scotland’s hopes in the women’s 200m.

On top of it all there are the T20 semi-finals, the men’s hockey semi-finals and the men’s lawn bowls final. Northern Ireland’s Gary Kelly meets Malaysia’s Fairul Izwan Abd Muin in the first semi-final, while Scotland’s Ian McLean meets Australia’s Aaron Wilson in the second.

All this in a day after history was made when Scotland’s George Miller became the oldest gold medalist in the history of the Games when Scotland beat Wales in the B2/B3 mixed pairs bowls.

Miller, 75, is the director of visually impaired bowler Melanie Innes, who, along with Robert Barr and his chief director Sarah Jane, beat Wales 16-9 in the final at Victoria Park, Lymington Spa.

“A year ago I never dreamed I’d be here. I got a phone call, and almost fell off my chair to be honest. Here we are – where do we go from here?” Miller told the BBC.

“Bowls is easier for older people, but any sport … go football, rugby, you name it. Get out there and train, play games and compete. It’s brilliant no matter what age you are.”

Miller took the record for oldest gold medalist from Rosemary Lenton, also of Scotland, who at 72 won gold in the Para women’s pairs bowls last Wednesday.

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