LITESPORT 42 Wednesday, 23 September 2009 London Lite Inbrief England have the final word ENGLAND have been sounded out about hosting the inaugural final of a proposed world Test championship. Although the venue has not been disclosed officially, Lords would be an obvious choice for a one- off final to decide Test crickets premier side. ECB chiefs have been receptive to such a model for Test cricket for some time their only concerns being over the mechanism used. Henins return for Wimbledon A BURNING desire to win Wimbledon is one of the major reasons why Justine Henin has decided to return to tennis after quitting in May, 2008. Fellow Belgian Kim Clijsters came out of retirement to win the US Open title this month and Henin, 27, said: Maybe Kims return influenced me. But Roger Federers victory in the French Open spoke to me much more, it made me think of Wimbledon. Davis Cup flops face Lithuania GREAT BRITAIN will travel to Lithuania in their first match back in the Davis Cup Europe/Africa Zone Group II next March. Defeat by Poland last weekend relegated John Lloyds team to the third tier of the competition for the first time since the mid 90s. The two nations have not met before -- Lithuanias leading player is 19-year-old Ricardas Berankis, who is ranked No432 in the world. Yankees first past the post THE New York Yankees finally made it to the post-season with a 6-5 victory over the Los Angeles Angels. The Yankees went into the game knowing a win for them or a defeat for the Texas Rangers would have been good enough. Texas 9-1 defeat to Oaklands came first and that made the Yankees the first team to make it into the post-season while they were still playing the Angels. Cavs a doubt for Swiss role MARK CAVENDISH looks unlikely to add to his 51 road-race wins at this weeks Road Cycling World Championships in Switzerland even if he passes a late fitness test. The 24-year-old has been one of the form men on the road this season with 22 stage wins, including a British record six at the Tour de France, but he has been struggling with a lung infection picked up at the Tour of Missouri. Hamilton will go on the offensive in Singapore LEWIS HAMILTON heads to Sundays Singapore Grand Prix vowing to attack the last four races of the season. The reigning champion crashed out at Spa and Monza but the 24- year-old insists there will be no let-up in Singapore, where he drove conservatively last year to secure third place in his bid to be champion. Hamilton, whose McLaren will have one last upgrade in Singapore, said: Last year, I was driving with one eye on the world championship and wasnt going to take too many risks. Then, I was happy to finish on the podium. This year, its different. I know Im out of the title hunt and I want to attack these last four races, pushing for as many wins as I can. Fellow Brit Jenson Button remains the firm favourite to win the world title with a 14-point advantage over Brawn GP team- mate Rubens Barrichello, despite the Brazilian having closed the gap with two wins in the last three races. Hamilton believes it is now a straight title race between the Brawn GP pairing. Theyre unstoppable, said Hamilton. Rubens has pulled out some serious speed out of somewhere and they are both going to apply the pressure to each other. The title is open to both of them. GUINNESS PREMIERSHIP P W D L F A PTS WASPS 3 3 0 0 66 33 12 SARACENS 3 3 0 0 59 39 12 LONDON IRISH 3 2 0 1 110 35 11 NHAMPTON 3 2 0 1 63 50 9 LEICESTER 3 2 0 1 42 30 9 SALE 3 1 1 1 43 53 6 WORCESTER 3 1 0 2 47 50 5 BATH 3 1 0 2 45 53 5 GLOUCESTER 3 1 0 2 48 72 4 NEWCASTLE 3 0 2 1 31 40 4 LEEDS C 3 0 1 2 23 92 12 HARLEQUINS 3 0 0 3 33 63 1 FridayNewcastlevHarlequins(8pm). SaturdayBathvLeicester(6.05pm,SS2), NorthamptonvLeeds(3pm),WorcesterWarriors vSale(3pm). SundayLondonIrishvWasps(3pm),Saracensv Gloucester(3pm). WEEKEND FIXTURES Lambs a lion with a quick kick from Catt LONDON IRISH fly-half Ryan Lamb has gone from rock-bottom to the top of the charts -- with a little help from Mike Catt. Former Gloucester No10 Lamb suffered a nightmarestart,missingfourgoalablekicks in the Exiles opening 18-14 defeat against Saracens at Twicknham. But since then the 23-year-old has been transformed into the Premierships top scorer on 47 points as the Irish moved to third in the table with a 40-10 win over Lambs former club Gloucester and a 56-7 thrashing of promoted Leeds. On Sunday, table-topping Wasps visit the Madejski Stadium -- and backs coach Catt is backing Lamb to give Danny Cipriani a serious contest in the bid to inherit Jonny Wilkinsons England shirt. Catt said: The battle with Cipriani will be really good and we have to front up against Wasps. This could be a great match. Ryanhastheskillstobeaninternational player. His distribution is world-class and I didnt realise that until he joined us. IspoketoRyanafterTwick- enham and it reminded me of bad days I had at No10. To be honest, I dont believe it was the worst debut in the world as was suggested. Yes, he should have kicked those goals and we could have won but he only struggled in that one area. Also, being new at the club,Iexpectedtheexpe- rienced guys around Ryan to help him out andthatwassomething we addressed at half- time because people were too quiet. Against Gloucester and Leeds, the people around him were com- pletely different and helped him massively. Even without injured England full- back Delon Armitage Catt is relishing Sun- days clash, saying: To score four tries against Wasps would be major achievement because their game is based on defence. Its their heart and soul. But Wasps are playing more expansively this season, which makes them very danger- ous. They are really going for it. BY NEAL COLLINS kickedhaveshouldheYes,suggested. those goals and we could have won but he only struggled in Also, being new at the expe-theexpectedIclub, aroundguysrienced outhimhelptoRyan somethingwasthatand peoplebecausetime GloucesterAgainst peopletheLeeds,and com-werehimaround helpedanddifferentpletely England contender: London Irish fly-half Ryan Lamb and London Irish backs coach Mike Catt, inset BY HARRY LANE Attack: Hamilton in Singapore yesterday index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html36.html37.html38.html39.html40.html41.html42.html43.html44.html45.html46.html47.html