Sporting Digest: Cricket

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Darren Gough claimed a hat-trick as Yorkshire lost by 56 runs against Western Province in yesterday's Quadrangular Final at Newlands. Gough's hat-trick came off the first three balls of the 45th over and brought Western Province's innings to an end at 194. The England bowler, who hit 24 in Yorkshire's reply, finished with 4 for 33 while Brian McMillan top scored for Western Province with 59. Yorkshire were bowled out for 138 in 40.1 overs.

Mark Taylor's international future was yesterday looking uncertain as the Australian Cricket Board confirmed that they want one captain for both the Test and limited-over sides.

The Zimbabwe cricket authorities confirmed yesterday they took action over "a breach of discipline" during the recent tour of Sri Lanka, but they refused to confirm that the incident was a bar brawl in which one player broke his jaw.