Cricket: Caddick fights back with three wickets

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Andrew Caddick, discarded by England, returned to Somerset and took three wickets in 12 balls to leave Durham with the AXA Equity and Law Sunday League wooden spoon after they lost by seven wickets at Weston- super-Mare yesterday. Caddick sent back Sherwin Campbell, Stewart Hutton and David Cox, limiting Durham to a disappointing 183 for 5, which the home side passed in relative comfort with the loss of just three wickets.

The only bright spot for Durham was a captain's innings of 63 in 72 balls by Mike Roseberry who seems at last to be finding form after disappointing since his move from Middlesex.

Glamorgan ended a run of four straight league defeats with a comprehensive eight-wicket win over the defending champions, Kent, in Cardiff.

The Welsh county got home with 8.1 overs to spare after being set a modest target of 148 having put Kent into bat and bowling them out for 147.

Glamorgan were set on their way by a first-wicket partnership of 85 in 19 overs between Steve James and Adrian Dale. James reached his first half-century in Sunday League cricket this summer off 64 balls with three boundaries and two all-run fours.

The rain which is threatening Leicestershire's Championship challenge yesterday hit their match against Hampshire at Grace Road, forcing the game to be abandoned.

Put in to bat, Hampshire scored 199 for 5 off 38 overs with a half century from Paul Whitaker. In reply, Leicestershire reached 19 for 2 when rain produced the first stoppage and resulted in a revised target of 163 off 31 overs. But after making 38 for three in 9.2 overs, further heavy rain forced the abandonment.

Phil Simmons, the country's leading run-scorer in the league, was out for 12 which puts him 20 runs clear of Derbyshire's Dean Jones in the battle for the pounds 3,000 prize on offer for the top scorer.

Heavy rain also had the final say in the top of the table match between Nottinghamshire and Surrey at Trent Bridge. Umpires Alan Jones and Trevor Jesty were left with little alternative but to abandon the game without a ball being bowled after a torrential downpour upset plans to play a reduced-overs contest.

Indian opener Navjot Singh Sidhu was yesterday given a 50-day ban from international cricket for quitting this year's tour of England, the Press Trust of India said. The right-handed batsman will have to forfeit half the money he was due to earn from the tour. Sidhu left the team after the third one-day international against England on 26 May, citing serious differences with his captain, Mohammad Azharuddin.