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Live Reporting

By Denise Evans

All times stated are UK

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  1. Netball World Cup day one complete

    And with that, we shall bid you adieu.

    See you on the rip side, for England v Scotland and Jamaica v Trinidad & Tobago among others.

    Two sets of happy fans leave the arena into the night, as England and Scotland bag opening wins.

    Susan McVitie:@ScotThistles @ClaraNels @NetballScotland Great start to ur @NetballWorldCup campaign! Strong & determined play to get that all important first win under your belts. Fab!! Enthusiastic Scottish fans too! #BackingPurple

    Take a look at all of the World Cup 2019 results and fixtures right here.

    Until then, ta ra!

    England celebrate
  2. Tomorrow's games

    Netball World Cup

    On Saturday, we will have live text commentary of Northern Ireland's game against Sri Lanka and England v Scotland.

    Australia v Zimbabwe (9:00 BST)

    Northern Ireland v Sri Lanka (9:25 BST)

    New Zealand v Barbados (11:00 BST)

    Malawi v Singapore (11:25 BST)

    England v Scotland (15:00 BST)

    Uganda v Samoa (15: 25 BST)

    Jamaica v Trinidad & Tobago (17:00 BST)

    South Africa v Fiji (17:25 BST)

    Zimbabwe celebrate
  3. Get Involved

    FT: England 64-34 Uganda

    Lisa has the right idea of how to spend maternity leave...

    Laura Foster: Fab start Ladies .. let’s keep it up & bring it home #ThisIsNetball #rosesrising #NWC2019

    Lisa: Fantastic start from England! Loving being able to watch netball all day. Maternity leave has its pros! #NWC2019false#NetballWorldCupfalse@NetballWorldCup

    Heather Owens: So I've never been too bothered about netball but it's a home world cup and I look forward to watching more of our Roses do well. #NetballWorldCup

  4. "We are not disappointed, we came for a competition"

    FT: England 64-32 Uganda

    Uganda coach Rashid Mubiru speaking on Sky Sports: "I know the Roses are good but it was not the start we wanted.

    "It was a little physical, the game. We are not disappointed.

    "We came for a competition, not only one game, now we look to tomorrow.

    "There will always be a winner and a loser. My girls - I am very happy, we had to push until the end of the game."

  5. Scotland win!

    FT: Scotland 53-35 Samoa

    That's the game.

    Excellent win for the Thistles.

    Just England up next for them.

  6. Post update

    Q4: Scotland 53- 33 Samoa

    Scotland's game has that 'I already dreading the ice bath' kind of feel to it, as attention turns to post-match rituals.

    Players are going through the motions as this one teeters out.

    One minute to play.

    Scotland v Samoa
  7. There are some very happy England fans about

    FT: England 64-32 Uganda

    Sarah Murch: Well done @EnglandNetball. Great opening match! #RosesRISING

    Kerrie Jones: Well done @EnglandNetball Roses on the Win. A good solid performance by @traceynev team

    Amanda Race: Smashed it! Fantastic, professional performance from the Roses Great start #nwc2019 #England

  8. 'The crowd is amazing'

    FT: England 64-32 Uganda

    England goal shooter Helen Housby speaking to Sky Sports: "I have never played in front of a crowd like that it, it was spine-tingling.

    "It was good to get a win on the board. We were definitely nervous but it was a good thing.

    "We wanted to get out there and play the game we love and delighted that game is over.

    "The crowd is amazing, they can be your eighth player and it is great to get them involved.

    "It’s very good to be back alongside Jo (Harten). To be with her when she get’s her 100th cap. She is incredible."

    Helen Housby
  9. Post update

    Q4: Scotland 48-28 Samoa

    Scotland are starting to enjoy themselves as the clock ticks down - they've relaxed a little.

    They are playing with broad smiles and probably slightly weary legs, but that doesn't matter when you're on the way to winning a World Cup match.

    Six minutes left in this one.

  10. Post update

    FT: England 64-32 Uganda

    England restricted Uganda to just 37 shots in that game, while the Roses scored 64 out of 73 shots they attempted, at 87.7% accuracy.

    In the final quarter, when Uganda were down a player after Stella Oyella was sent off for persistent rule breaking, England showed no mercy, winning that period 20 goals to six.

    The teams now have a night to dust off and recover before their second-round preliminary matches on Saturday.

    England play Scotland at 15:00 BST while Uganda take on Samoa at 15:25 BST.

  11. 'I wanted to go home at one point'

    FT: England 64-32 Uganda

    England coach Tracey Neville speaking on Sky Sports: "I think the first game is always difficult. I knew the She Cranes would bring their A game. The umpires managed the game really well, we held our control, and we had persistence to keep plugging away.

    "I wanted to go home at one point...maybe before the game! It's quite an intimidating arena we aren't used to seeing so much passion. It was true grit from northern fans up here.

    "If you'd have said before the match we would win by 30 goals, with the changes we made, I'd have been happy.

    "The She Cranes lost control and it meant we could take them on. There are things we are not pleased with, there were a lot of nerves, but I'm so proud and the way they handled themselves."

    Tracey Neville
  12. Scotland with a comfortble lead

    Scotland 41-25 Samoa

    Scotland now look firmly in control against Samoa in the other Group D game, they lead 41-26.

    Bethan Goodwin (84%) and Lynsey Gallagher (87%) continuing to dominate in the Thistles attack.

  13. England win!

    FT: England 64-32 Uganda

    Job done.

    It was professional if not spectacular form the England Roses.

    Coach Tracey Neville will likely be content with pockets of dominant play.

    Uganda were dogged and determined but didn't quite have enough quality against the Commonwealth champions.

    Their centre Stella Oyella will be left ruing her poor discipline.

  14. Post update

    Q4: England 64-32 Uganda

    Jo Harten is loving life at goal attack, almost like a caged animal has been set free...to the centre court at least.

    Jade Clarke sprays the ball to Nat Haythornthwaite, who feeds Rachel Dunn and you know the rest.

    Joanne Harten
  15. Post update

    Q4: England 61-30 Uganda

    It feels like England have 11 players out there to me, so I wonder how Uganda are feeling?

    There's four red dresses against one each time a She Cranes player has the ball.

    To their credit, the Uganda fans are relentlessly shouting "D'FENCE"

  16. Post update

    Q4: England 60-30 Uganda

    Four minutes to go.

    England v Uganda
  17. Post update

    Q4: England 59-30 Uganda

    England finding their shooters a little more easily now, making that extra player count.

    The centre court is so open, with Nat Panagarry, who has come on for Layla Guscoth, in so much space, she could have a snooze before a Ugandan player reaches her.

    Harsh on Uganda, who were competing relatively well until that sending off.

    Layla Guscoth
  18. Post update

    Q4: England 57-30 Uganda

    Nat Haythornthwaite is showing no signs of that injury she suffered in Super Netball pre-season, as she launches a ball to Rachel Dunn, who turns and scores.

    Uganda have the ball in their shooting circle, they score.

  19. Post update

    Q4: England 55-29 Uganda

    Uganda suddenly look dead on their feet.

    Will England be ruthless here?

    A reminder Uganda down to six players after Stella Oyella was sent off

    Chelsea Pitman
  20. Post update

    Q4: England 52-28 Uganda

    England look a little confused by the whole situation, as do the Uganda players.

    Ruth Meeme is on for the She Cranes but it's now a case of damage limitation for them.

    Eboni Usuro-Brown is back on, she replaces Geva Mentor at keeper