Commonwealth Games: Jersey's Hannah Silcock pushes Tin-Tin Ho in last 32

Hannah Silcock saved three game points in the third game to win it 15-13
2022 Commonwealth Games
Hosts: Birmingham Dates: 28 July to 8 August
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Jersey's Hannah Silcock gave top English player Tin-Tin Ho a scare before losing 4-2 in the last 32 of the women's table tennis singles at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

The 15-year-old pulled the game back to 2-2 before, Ho - who competed at the last Olympic Games - won it.

"For the first couple of sets I was making too many easy mistakes, I was a bit nervous," Silcock told BBC Jersey.

"But I realised there was no pressure and I should start taking my shots."

She added: "That's what I did in the third and fourth set and it paid off."

Silcock lost the match 11-4, 11-6, 13-15, 9-11, 11-3, 11-4, having qualified for the knockout stages after beating Oumehani Hosenally from Mauritius and Uganda's Florence Seera in the group stages on Wednesday.

Having lost the first two games convincingly Silcock started well in the third - she went 6-2 up before Ho came back to level at 10-10, only for the islander to survive three game points before coming back to win it 15-13.

The win gave Silcock confidence as she caused Ho more problems in the fourth - she took the second of two game points to win it 11-9 to impressively level the match.

Silcock's coach Miguel Freitas told her to 'be brave' before the fifth game, but having been level at 2-2 Ho got back into her stride as she took it 11-3.

Silcock lost the final game 11-4, but showed the bravery and talent that has seen her be successful on the junior circuit both in the UK and Europe.

"Hopefully in four years time I'll be back again, I'm only 15 and and I'd have dreamed of playing against Tin-Tin a couple of years ago," she added.

"I'm very pleased I got to play her, and even if I'd have lost 4-0 it still would have been a great experience."

Jordan Wykes and Hannah Silcock had not played mixed doubles together before Birmingham 2022

Earlier in the day Silcock and partner Jordan Wykes were knocked out of the mixed doubles after a loss to Canada's Edward Ly and Sophie Gauthier in the last 32.

They went down 11-8, 11-7, 11-8, having made it through after beating Cyprus duo Marios Yiangou and Foteini Meletie 11-9, 7-11, 13-11, 11-9.

Men's four fail to make knockout stages

Derek Boswell was lead for Jersey's men's four

There was disappointment in bowls for Jersey's men's four as they missed out on the chance to get out of their group.

The team of Derek Boswell, Scott Ruderham, Greg Davis and Malcolm de Sousa needed to beat South Africa to guarantee a top two finish.

But a 17-10 loss saw them finish fourth on shots difference, having tied with the South Africans and New Zealand on six points.

It was the Kiwis, who beat Jersey 22-9 in their opening match, who sealed second place behind group winners Scotland.

Duquemin misses out on top 10

Zane Duquemin has been competing at his fourth Commonwealth Games - he made his debut as a teenager at Delhi 2010

Jersey discus thrower Zane Duquemin had a disappointing end to his Commonwealth Games as he finished in 11th place.

His opening effort of 57.97m proved to be his best - he fouled his second throw and got 55.88m with his third.

It was 90cm less than his throw in qualifying on Tuesday night and was worst finish in his four Commonwealth Games appearances.

The 30-year-old finished 10th in 2010, eighth in 2019 and ninth four years ago on the Gold Coast.

"Unfortunately it's fine margins and I didn't quite catch the big one, and there we go, I didn't make the cut," he told BBC Jersey.

"I'm a little bit disappointed, I think on another day when my body was feeling a bit fresher maybe I could have caught it, but that's championships and it wasn't my day today."

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