Sporting Digest: Athletics

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COLIN JACKSON, whose hamstring injury has ruled him out of Britain's team for this weekend's European Cup in Birmingham, was yesterday named in the Welsh Commonwealth Games athletics squad. Jackson will be defending the 110 metres hurdles title he won in Auckland four years ago.

WELSH TEAM (Commonwealth Games, Victoria, 18-28 Aug): MEN: 400m: J Baulch (Cardiff), I Thomas (Newham and Essex Beagles). 3,000m steeplechase: J Chaston (Belgrave Harriers). 110m hurdles: C Jackson (Brecon), P Gray (Cardiff). 400m hurdles: P Harries (Derby). Long jump: S Ingram (Swansea Harriers). Pole vault: N Winter (Shaftesbury Barnet). Javelin: N Bevan (Belgrave Harriers). 10,000m: J Hobbs (Cardiff). Marathon: D Rixon (Bridgend). Shot: L Wiltshire (Portsmouth). WOMEN: 800m: C Dawson (Highgate Harriers). 400m hurdles: N Bartlett (Cardiff). Marathon: H Nash (Cardiff). Heptathlon: L Gibbs (Torfaen).