Sport in Short: Cricket

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PAUL ALLOTT, the former Lancashire and England seam bowler has joined Minor Counties champions Staffordshire.

NOTTINGHAMSHIRE, who did not host a Test at Trent Bridge last summer, have reported a loss of pounds 71,424 for the last financial year.

PAKISTAN comfortably beat Sri Lanka to advance to the final of the Sharjah Trophy, in which they will either play Zimbabwe or again face the Sri Lankans.

SHARJAH TROPHY (United Arab Emirates, 50 overs): Sri Lanka 180-9 (A P Gurusinhe 90; Wasim Akram 4-24). Pakistan 181-2 (Ramiz Raja 73, Saeed Anwar 55). Pakistan won by 8 wickets.