MANTELL WINS 100TH ENGLAND HOCKEY CAP

england hockey ace richard mantellSomerset's Richard Mantell clocked up a special century for England yesterday when he played in the men’s 2011 Rabo Four Nations Cup 2-2 opening draw with Pakistan in Amstelveen, Netherlands.

 

Established Great Britain defender Mantell, 29, has now won 100 caps for England, scoring 46 times.

 

Mantell was selected for this week’s tournament along with 27-year-old brother Simon, who has now won 76 caps for England.

 

The Bridgwater-born brothers are joined in the squad by former University of Exeter student, Nick Brothers, who hails from Swindon.

 

Brothers, 27, is goalkeeper for EHL Men’s Premier giants Reading, where both Mantell brothers are first team fixtures.

 

Brothers and both Mantell brothers started England's draw with Pakistan.

 

England now meet host nation Holland on Friday (1830 BST) and play Germany on Saturday (1400) after electrical storms delayed the start of the tournament on Tuesday.

  

Somerset centurion: Richard Mantell (pictured)

 

 

 

 

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