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Bajans beaten in netball

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Bajans beaten in netball

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Barbados attack stuttered and the team suffered a heavy 81-20 defeat in netball against England in the opening game of the 2010 Commonwealth Games early this morning.
For Barbados, Nikita Piggott scored seven goals, Browne six, Lydia Bishop five and Nadia Blackman two.
Defending champions New Zealand, who are also in the same pool as Barbados, hammered Papua New Guinea 102-21, world No. 1 Australia easily defeated Samoa 76-39 and Jamaica rolled past Trinidad and Tobago 75-36.
The controversial Commonwealth Games got going with a colourful opening ceremony in Delhi, India, yesterday.
And, Barbados were among the 71 countries that paraded.
The build-up to the event was dogged by concerns over accommodation at the athletes village but officials  turned things around, providing relatively comfortable lodging.
Prince Charles and India’s President Pratibha Patel announced the Games open, but organising committee chair Suresh Kalmadi was jeered by the crowd.