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* Letchworth men s veterans take on the might of five-times Vet Cup winners East Grinstead in the quarter-finals of the England HA Vets Cup this Sunday. Their opponents will include several ex-internationals in their side and their men s first XI play in

* Letchworth men's veterans take on the might of five-times Vet Cup winners East Grinstead in the quarter-finals of the England HA Vets Cup this Sunday.

Their opponents will include several ex-internationals in their side and their men's first XI play in the Premier Division of the National League.

A large crowd is expected at Whitethorn Lane to cheer Letchworth on but even further support is welcome.

Pushback is at 1pm and refreshments will be available in the clubhouse.

* The future of Blueharts Hockey Club looks bright.

Their minis section had a successful first ever competitive match against Harpenden.

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The under-12s drew 2-2 with goals from Owen Shipley and Douglas Morgan. And the under-nine team had an impressive 6-0 win. A hat-trick from James Lamond was added to by a goal apiece from Robert Baxter, Willem Van der Schoot and Niamh O'Connor.

The full teams were: under-12: Desmond Huthwaite, Charlie Bruce, Ellen Hurley, Joseph Kennedy, Carrie Shipley, Owen Shipley, James Ball and Douglas Morgan.

The under-nines were Matthew Bull, Matthew Beale, Eleanor Jordan, Robert Baxter, Emma Baxter, Niamh O'Connor, James Lamond and Willem Van der Schoot.