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IoM enter world netball rankings

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Manx Rams placed at joint 21st

The Isle of Man has been given its first ever world netball ranking.

Following on from matches played since 3 March, the Island are entering the INF rankings at joint-21st place alongside Grenada.

Nations have to play eight ranking matches to qualify for a place in the official table, with Clare Battye's side contesting five of those at the NE Open Challenge in May as they claimed gold.

It was the first ever international netball tournament hosted on the Isle of Man.

Teams that make the top 17 qualify for the World Cup, with the top 12 qualifying for the Commonwealth Games. 

Australia are currently number one in the world, England second, and Jamaica third.

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