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Communication Video games Day 10: The Lunch Wrap


Our wāhine received three emotional medals – in cricket, netball and squash – on a report day for NZ; a packed lunch will fill you up in your penultimate day in Birmingham.

Efficiency of the day

Joelle King erased the heartbreak of her singles marketing campaign by successful the primary combined doubles gold medal of her profession – however her celebrations have been saved to a minimal.

King is certain to gather a second medal – gold or silver – together with her doubles accomplice Amanda Landers-Murphy tonight. So she hasn’t but been in a position to share a beer with combined doubles accomplice Paul Coll, a two-time gold medalist on the Video games.

Nevertheless, the White Ferns and Silver Ferns have been in a position to celebration the evening away after each groups performed distinctive bronze-medal last matches within the T20 cricket and netball play-offs. And in enormous turnarounds, each surprised the house nation and denied them the medals.

The previous pair of King-Coll have been by no means troubled on this match, claiming the ultimate by beating England’s Alison Waters and Adrian Waller 11-3, 11-6 – a report nineteenth gold medal for Group New Zealand in Birmingham. There was a contact of redemption of their victory after the Kiwis narrowly missed out on the finals in 2018 and needed to accept bronze.

King was harm after lacking out on a singles medal because the Gold Coast defending champion.

“After a devastating week for me to return again and have the braveness to struggle for medals – I am pleased with that,” stated the 33-year-old. “Generally if you’re down within the dumps it is onerous to seek out your ft once more.

“We raise one another up and have an excellent relationship off the courtroom. Pavel set an instance and lifted us up.”

With this confidence increase, King and Landers-Murphy look to defend their Gold Coast gold tonight in opposition to one other England pair, Waters once more and Sarah-Jane Perry.

White ferns

The White Ferns turned their fortunes round with a dominant win over England within the bronze medal match – revealing a really shiny future.

After a disappointing home World Cup, the White Ferns are present process modifications, together with new head coach Ben Sawyer. A heavy defeat to England in pool play and a slender loss to Australia within the semi-final noticed the Ferns eradicated.

An elated Sophie Devine celebrates with future White Ferns star Georgia Plimmer after firing house the Kiwis for bronze. Photograph: Getty Photos

Captain Sophie Devine advised Sky Sport that whereas the quick turnaround after the semi-final was not superb (simply over 12 hours after leaving the sector), the Ferns have been in a position to change focus shortly.

“We would have liked to have that house to virtually grieve and to return out of it and are available out at present,” she stated. “Ben was wonderful this morning and stated, ‘What’s been is gone and we have got to deal with at present, we have got an excellent alternative to hopefully get a bronze medal’ – and right here we’re a couple of hours later.”

After shedding the toss, the White Ferns by no means appeared like shedding something extra as they took the primary two wickets within the subject. England stumbled to a complete of 110, with 5 Kiwi bowlers sharing 9 wickets between them, Hayley Jensen taking figures of three/24 and Devine sustaining an outstanding economic system price of simply 3.66 in her three overs (and two wickets).

Devin’s unbeaten 51 powered the Ferns to victory within the twelfth over, with 49 balls to spare. Devine, who was normally in a position to hold her feelings in verify, could not maintain again the tears.

“I do know we have not all the time been one of the best however we’re giving it our rattling all and we wish to do the nation proud.”

With three gamers making their Video games debuts, Devine, 32, cannot wait to see the place Sawyer takes this thrilling younger workforce (their subsequent main occasion is the T20 World Cup in February).

Favorites Australia fended off a spirited Indian facet for gold, needing the ultimate over, to bowl India out for 152, 9 runs quick.

Silver ferns

“It is large,” stated Dame Noeline Taurua after the Silver Ferns circled a 10-goal defeat to England a couple of days in the past to win a decisive 55-48 victory over the Roses to safe bronze early this morning.

Nobody knew how the younger Silver Ferns would fare at these Video games, and a hefty 16-goal loss to Jamaica within the semi-finals might simply have dampened their spirits. Removed from it.

Kelly Jury and Gina Crampton have a good time Silver Ferns win in Birmingham. Photograph: Michael Bradley Images.

After engaged on their mindset and killer intuition in a single day, New Zealand fired from the primary. Taurua lastly discovered their again seven – bringing in excessive scorer stopper Grace Nweke and goalkeeper Kelly Jury – and caught with them all through the sport. sensible transfer.

In her eleventh Check, Nweke had all-England wicketkeeper Geva Mentor taking part in 160. In her most assured efficiency but in a black costume, she would give 44 out of 48 – 92 %. Te Paea Selby-Rickit, sensible on the event, performed the position of star supporter within the capturing circle.

Jury’s lengthy attain and nostril for the ball made life troublesome for England, the gold medalists 4 years in the past. The Ferns prolonged their one-goal lead after the first-quarter break to 29-23 at halftime and by no means misplaced their composure or self-discipline all through the 60 minutes.

Because the Silver Ferns carried out their haka for the gang, Taurua stated it was an enormous success for her facet.

“There are 4 large groups in netball in the intervening time and we will say we acquired quantity three this time, so I feel it is undoubtedly an achievement with a gaggle that hasn’t been collectively for too lengthy,” she stated.

Australia received their first main netball title in eight years by beating first-time runners-up Jamaica 55-51 regardless of a 100 per cent effort from former Metal striker Jhaniele Fowler.

Quote of the day

“The previous few months have been actually powerful however to see the help we have had from the gamers, the broader cricket neighborhood, it means lots to us and we’re actually proud Kiwis. We wish to go on the market and we wish to win cricket matches and we wish to do one of the best we will in our strengths, so doing it with a bunch of mates is fairly particular.” – White Ferns captain Sophie Devine leads her workforce to bronze.

Good Information

New Zealand secured two extra medals on Saturday – silver for Julia Ratcliffe within the hammer and bronze for Selina Goddard and Katelyn Inch within the ladies’s bowling pairs.

It was the third medal of the Video games for Ratcliffe, the defending Commonwealth champion. Whereas her finest throw of 69.63m was spectacular, Canada’s Camryn Rogers had the gold within the bag with 74.08m. Fellow Kiwi Nicole Bradley was ninth with 63.10m.

And on the inexperienced bowls, Inch and Goddard defeated Malaysia 20-15 within the bronze play-off – capping off a robust marketing campaign for the bowlers, who will take house three medals.

Rhythmic gymnast Havana Hopman had a formidable last on the Video games, her debut, ending fourth within the membership last.

The final Kiwi athlete to compete at Alexander Stadium, Tori Peeters was joyful to complete fifth within the javelin. Her opening throw of 57.86 m was her finest; The Australians completed one-two, with world champion Kelsey-Lee Barber successful with 64.43m.

Tori Peeters was joyful to enhance on final 12 months’s world championships, the place she did not qualify within the javelin. Photograph: Alisha Lovrich.

Not so excellent news

The Black Sticks ran out deflated – determined after shedding the bronze play-off to India in one other thrilling penalty shoot-out.

The New Zealanders have been solely in that place (for the second time in as many video games) after captain Olivia Merry scored a penalty with 18 seconds left to degree the rating at 1-1 (her earlier objective was disallowed).

India had many of the scoring probabilities within the 60 minutes of subject play however solely capitalized on a objective scrum simply earlier than half time. However a younger New Zealand facet appeared drained after two months away from house and regardless of a courageous effort from goalkeeper Grace O’Hanlon, India edged out the Black Sticks 2-1 within the shootout.

Kiwi seaside volleyball pair Alice Zeimann and Shaunna Polley had a bronze medal slip by the cracks this morning.

After dominating the primary set over Vanuatu 21-10, the Kiwis had a match level in a a lot tighter second set, however Vanuatu fought again to win 22-20 to drive the sport to a decisive third level. From there it was a 15-10 Vanuatu sport.

“It is a disgrace to not take the bronze,” Zeimann stated. “However we’re pleased with how we fought our means by the match.

Alice Zeimann and Shaunna Polley console one another after shedding the seaside volleyball bronze play-off.

The Kiwi cyclists couldn’t match Australia’s firepower within the street race, regardless of having riders within the lead group on the finish of 112km. Time trial bronze medalist Georgia Williams was one of the best Kiwi in thirteenth, with Australia claiming gold and bronze. However in higher information, Aaron Gate received the lads’s occasion, making him the primary Kiwi ever to win 4 Commonwealth Video games gold medals (following three wins on the observe final week).

Maggie Squire was unfortunate to be the one jumper within the subject of 13 within the preliminary 3m springboard to not make the finals, ending properly behind the pack. Group NZ’s youngest member, she and Frazer Tavener will compete tomorrow within the combined synchro competitors, a Commonwealth Video games debut.


After years of quarantine, isolation and bubbles ruling the sporting world, Birmingham has taken a way more relaxed method to athletes with Covid. Australian cricket all-rounder Tahlia McGrath examined optimistic on the morning of the gold medal match in opposition to India however was nonetheless cleared to play. Spending time in the course of the sport with each bat and ball, McGrath was unable to take a seat together with her teammates throughout the sport, however was facet by facet with them (masks on) throughout the medal presentation.

After reaching the Commonwealth Video games last for the primary time and ending with a silver medal, Netball Jamaica obtained a $14 million sponsorship deal – from Wray & Nephew White Overproof Rum. Let’s hope the partnership is available in time for the Sunshine Ladies celebrations.

Who’s subsequent?


DIVING: Maggie Squire & Frazer Tavener, combined synchro last, 9.05pm

SQUASH: Joelle King and Amanda Landers-Murphy, ladies’s doubles last, 11 p.m

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