Sporting Digest: Cricket

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NORTHAMPTONSHIRE have been fined pounds 2,500 and ordered to pay the same amount in costs for trying to poach Chris Schofield and Ismail Dawood, two England Under-19 players, from Yorkshire. Yorkshire were also fined pounds 1,500 and ordered to pay costs after being found guilty of an error in Dawood's registration.

LIZ HILL yesterday became the first woman to be elected to the Derbyshire committee.

JAVED MIANDAD'S exclusion from the Pakistan team sparked a demonstration in Karachi yesterday when scores of students took to the streets.

SOUTH AFRICA beat a New South Wales XI by 19 runs in Sydney yesterday in a one-day charity match for victims of the New South Wales fires.

SHEFFIELD SHIELD (First day of four) Hobart: South Australia 313 for 3 (D J Lehmann 102no, J M Siddons 87no) v Tasmania.

WOMEN'S ONE-DAY INTERNATIONAL (Auckland): New Zealand bt Australia by three wickets. Australia 138 for 9 (Z Goss 51; E Drumm 4-31); New Zealand 139 for 7 (T Anderson 50).