Sport in Short: Cricket

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ROY MARSHALL, the former Hampshire and West Indies batsman, has died of cancer in a Somerset hospice. Marshall, 62, played 504 games for Hampshire between 1955 and 1971, scoring more than 30,000 runs. He played in four Test matches for the West Indies.

ALAN WELLS has been reappointed captain of Sussex for 1993 after leading them to seventh place in the County Championship last season, their best finish for seven years.

MCC are hoping to persuade the London businessman Dennis Oliver to withdraw his petition for a special meeting to force a vote on a motion of no confidence in the England selectors. MCC estimates that the meeting would cost them pounds 17,000 and would not achieve the result 66-year-old Oliver desires - a two-thirds majority. The omission of David Gower and Jack Russell from the winter tour to India are the reasons for Oliver's action.

ANDREW JONES and Murphy Su'a put on 71 for the seventh wicket on the second day of the three-day match against Zimbabwe B at Harare yesterday after New Zealand had been reduced to 151 for 6 in reply to 246 for 8 declared. Jones was unbeaten with 81 and Su'a made 44, enabling the tourists to declare their first innings at 234 for 7. Zimbabwe's Craig Evans (56) and Ebrahim Essop-Adam (28no) resurrected Zimbabwe's second innings after the openers had fallen to Simon Doull with only 13 on the board.

TOUR MATCH (Harare, second day of three): Zimbabwe B 246 for 8 dec (C Evans 66, W James 63; D Patel 5-54) and 105 for 3 (Evans 56); New Zealand 234 for 7 dec (A Jones 81).