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The Australian all-rounder Shane Lee has confirmed that he has signed a one-year contract to play for Somerset next summer. Lee, 22, has scored three centuries in 21 first-class games for his state side, New South Wales, and has best bowling figures of 4 for 20. He will replace the Pakistani leg-spinner Mushtaq Ahmed, who is likely to be selected for international duty in England next year.

TOUR MATCH (Second day of four) Newcastle, NSW: West Indies 238 (C L Hooper 63, S L Campbell 53; D A Freedman 8-47); New South Wales 266 for 5 (M G Bevan 86, R Chee Quee 105).

CASTLE CUP (First day of four): Bloemfontein: Free State 362 for 2 (G F J Liebenburg 170no, W J Cronje 116) v Natal. East London: Border 173 (M W Pringle 4-30, C R Matthews 4-46); Western Province 8 for 0.