Suffolk’s George Pinner captains England on South Africa tour
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Ipswich’s George Pinner captained England twice on their recent tour of South Africa.
The ex-Ipswich School pupil led Bobby Crutchley’s side, ahead of World Cup qualification at the Hockey World League, in London, this summer.
England earned a very pleasing 5-2 win against Germany to end their trip in fine style, on Wednesday.
The overall experience for the side has been a positive one, with 11 players making their England debuts.
With a number of players missing through injury, and the likes of Barry Middleton and Adam Dixon unavailable following the Hockey India League, the three wins in six days – including the 5-2 win against a German side who won bronze in Rio – were especially pleasing.
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England head coach Crutchley said, “It was a great way to finish the trip. I thought we really learned a lot from the performance and how we pitted ourselves against the German side.”
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