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Sport in brief: April 3, 2024

MEN’S FOOTBALL: Truro City will make another round trip of 250 miles for their “home” game with Hemel Hempstead in the National League South on Thursday night.

The Devon club are currently ground-sharing with Taunton whilst their new stadium is developed.

To confound matters they are currently facing a fixture backlog that will see them play 10 games in 17 days, including a run of five games in seven days next week.

WOMEN’S CRICKET: England’s Nat Sciver-Brunt still sits at the top of the world’s Twenty20 batting rankings, well clear of Sri Lankan Chamari Atapattu in second, with Australia’s Beth Mooney third.

Sophie Ecclestone maintains her position as the world’s top Twenty20 bowler with teammate Charlie Dean moving up into second place after her recent success in New Zealand.

England remain one place behind world champions Australia in the team rankings.

MEN’S FOOTBALL: Larne hit back from their defeat by Cliftonville in the Irish Cup semi-final at the weekend by seeing off the same opponents 2-0 on Tuesday night to keep the reigning champions two points clear in the Irish Premiership.

Second-placed Linfield came from behind to win 3-2 at Carrick Rangers and move eight points clear of Cliftonville in third with just five games remaining in the season.

MEN’S CRICKET: Paceman Lahiru Kumara took 4-50 as Sri Lanka thumped Bangladesh by 192 runs in the second of their two test match series in Chattogram on Wednesday morning.

The Sri Lankans had won the first test by a staggering 328 runs. Chasing 510 to win, the Bangladeshis were never in the hunt although Mominul Haque posted a half century and Mehidy Hasan finished on 81 not out.

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