TWO former female Reading sports stars came face to face last Friday on BBC's Question of Sport.

The popular panel game chaired by Sue Barker saw hockey star Alex Danson MBE in opposition to ex-cricketer Isa Guha.

Both made their names while playing for Reading hockey and cricket clubs respectively.

Danson, one of the most prolific goal scorers ever seen in the women's game, won a gold medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics and a bronze in London four years later.

She was forced to spend some time out of the sport due to a head injury and the 34-year-old announced her retirement from hockey last month, having spent 18 years in the sport.

Guha played cricket for Reading-based Thames Valley, Berkshire and England, representing her country in the 2005 and 2009 World Cups.

Having retired from international cricket in 2012, she moved into the media business and has now built up a highly successful career as a TV commentator and presenter.

So little wonder the 34-year-old from Wycombe looked very comfortable in front of the TV cameras.

She teamed up with Matt Dawson and former professional footballer Matt Holland and, thanks to nine correct answers in the 'sprint finish' they defeated Danson, Phil Tufnell and former international runner Roger Black 23-21.

Another former Reading player who is making a big reputation for herself on telly is Sam Quek, who was in the same club and international team as Danson.

Since appearing on I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! – she reached the final four – in 2016, the 31-year-old has appeared on numerous panel and games shows, in addition to taking on a number of challenges to raise money for Sports Relief.

READING Schools Athletic Association's complete programme for the summer term is to be cancelled.

Organising secretary Brian Day said: "There are a number of factors, the most obvious being the closure of schools. Additionally, Palmer Park, along with all RBC leisure facilities are closed until further notice.

"I assume schools will be closed until the end of term in July, thus making all events impossible to stage."