Sport in Short: Cricket

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DON OSLEAR has been voted out as chairman of the First Class Umpires' Association, and has been replaced by the former Somerset player, Roy Kerslake, now a Taunton solicitor. Oslear stood in five Tests during the early 1980s and, as the reserve official, became involved in the controversy over alleged ball-tampering during England's Texaco Trophy match against Pakistan at Lord's last month.

RAPID CRICKETLINE CHAMPIONSHIP (Taunton, final day of three): Essex 280 (D D J Robinson 93) and 354 for 4 (Robinson 127, J J B Lewis 68, K A Butler 65no); Somerset 455 for 8 dec (I Fletcher 194, G W White 53, K A Parsons 51). Match drawn.