Sporting Digest: Cricket

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Canada will host the 2001 International Cricket Council Trophy in which 25 teams from non-Test playing nations participate. Kenya, Scotland and Bangladesh, participated in this summer's World Cup after qualifying at the last ICC Trophy held in Malaysia two years ago.

The ICC will meet in September to decide the venue of the second Mini World Cup. The United States, Kenya and the United Arab Emirates have offered to host the tournament. The last Mini World Cup played in Bangladesh in 1998 was won by South Africa. Other participants were England, Australia, the West Indies, Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan, New Zealand and Zimbabwe.

AON TROPHY (One day): Newport: Glamorgan v Worcestershire. No play due to rain. Match abandoned.

WEDNESDAY'S LATE SCORES: Aon Trophy (One day): Canterbury: Essex 202 (J S Foster 77); Kent 204 for 4 (W J House 64, M J Banes 62no) Kent win by six wickets. Hove: Sussex 217 for 9 (J E Benjamin 5-41); Surrey 160 (K A Barrett 67; J R Haywood 5-28) Sussex win by 57 runs. Southampton: Gloucestershire 159 (MJ Cauldron 48); Hampshire 164 for 8 (Z C Morris 47no) Hampshire win by two wickets. Ombersley: Somerset 199 for 9 (R Mansfield 70); Worcestershire 194 (D Court 27-4) Somerset win by 5 runs. Coventry & North Warwick: Warwickshire 244 for 8 (M D Edmond 57); Middlesex 248 for 5 (B L Hutton 53, I N Blanchett 50 no) Middlesex win by five wickets.