Click to follow
The Independent Online

Paul Smith, the all-rounder released at his own request by Warwickshire in August after 16 seasons at Edgbaston, has signed a one-year contract with Shropshire.

Shahid Nazir, the 21-year-old Pakistan seamer who took 5 for 54 on his Test debut against Zimbabwe two weeks ago, is to join the Northern League side Kendal as their professional in 1997.

Shahid Afridi hit eight fours and four sixes in a 36-ball 66 as Pakistan beat Zimbabwe by nine wickets in Lahore yesterday. Saeed Anwar was the home side's top scorer with an unbeaten 84.