BASKETBALL: Former Leopards Dan Clark and Joe Ikhinmwin have been included in the 17-man England squad for their 11-game summer programme.

Clark was water-boy for the Leopards when they won back-to-back BBL titles in 1997 and 1998 and he went on to play for Ware Rebels’ senior team as a 13-year-old before the clubs combined six years ago.

He now plays for Estudiantes in Spain, and was part of the Great Britain squad for last summers EuroBasket finals in Poland and is seen as a key part of the team that hopes to represent the country in the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Ikhinmwin played for the Big Cats as a 19-year-old 2006/7 season before going to college in the States.

He sat out his first year with a back injury, but some impressive performances for Seminole State College in the last two seasons has seen the talented forward sign for NCAA Division One side South Carolina State Bulldogs where he will spend the next two years in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference.

The 11-game England summer programme begins on June 26/27 at the University of Worcester when England host Scotland for two games.

They then take on basketball powerhouses Lithuania B for back-to-back games the following weekend and then travel to tournaments in France and Northern Ireland later this summer.