Sporting Digest: Cricket

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HAMPSHIRE have signed the 23-year-old Middlesex batsman, Matthew Keech.

RED STRIPE CUP (Berbice) First day of four: Guyana 241 (R A Harper 79, S Dhaniram 57; K C G Benjamin 4-50); Leeward Islands 48 for 1.

CASTLE CUP First day of four (Johannesburg): Transvaal 323 for 5 (J Cook 110, D J Cullinan 66; F D Stephenson 3-68); v Orange Free State. (Stellenbosch): Boland 317 for 7 (M Erasmus 73no, P DeFreitas 68, J Commins 55; N C Johnson 3-62); v Natal.

AUSTRALIA (v Northern Transvaal, four-day match, Pretoria, starting today): M A Taylor (capt), M J Slater, D M Jones, M L Hayden, D C Boon, M E Waugh, I A Healy (wkt), G D McGrath, T B A May, P R Reiffel, M G Hughes.