Cricket: Snow and Titmus in the team

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JOHN SNOW and Fred Titmus, the former England Test bowlers, have been added to England's team of specialist coaches. They will be at Lilleshall today for the first of the England A team's preparatory sessions for their tour of South Africa, which starts on 29 November.

Snow and Titmus will also help Mike Atherton's senior England side before their tour to the West Indies in the New Year. Keith Fletcher, the England team manager, said: 'They were very good Test players indeed and both are excellent coaches.

'What I like about them is that both talk cricket sense. We have a younger and therefore less experienced squad, and it is very important that they have people who have been through it telling them how to do their job at Test level - mentally and tactically - and how to psyche themselves up.'

Saeed Anwar hit 131, the highest score by a Pakistani in one-day internationals, to help Pakistan beat the West Indies by five wickets in the Champions Trophy in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, yesterday. Opening the innings and facing a West Indies total of 260 for 9, Saeed's century was the foundation of Pakistan's reply of 261 for 5. Saeed scored 107 against Sri Lanka on Saturday in the same competition.

CHAMPIONS TROPHY (Sharjah, UAE): West Indies 260 for 9 (50 overs; P V Simmons 81, K L T Arthurton 63; Wasim Akram 4-40). Pakistan 261 for 5 (49 overs; Saeed Anwar 131). Pakistan won by five wickets.