Sporting Digest: Cricket

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GRAEME ARCHER, of Nottinghamshire, is the Rapid Cricketline Championship Player of the Month for April/May. During that period he scored 474 runs, including unbeaten innings of 146 and 131. He receives a trophy and a cheque for pounds 275.

RAPID CRICKETLINE CHAMPIONSHIP (Second day of three): Bristol: Leicestershire 300 for 8 dec (T J Boon 53) and 78 for 1 (T J Boon 50no); Gloucestershire 256 for 4 dec (R C Williams 77, R J Cunliffe 69). Southampton: Hampshire 325 and 14 for 2; Sussex 344 (J A North 56, V C Drakes 56). Southgate: Kent 205 (M A Ealham 51; K Marc 6-56) and 247 for 3 dec (M J Walker 126no, M A Ealham 71); Middlesex 84 (R M Ellison 5-28) and 3 for 0. Oxted: Nottinghamshire 229 (M R Bainbridge 4-59) and 188 for 6 (G F Archer 103); Surrey 170 (R Bates 5-24). Usk: Glamorgan 187 (A J Dalton 61; G Yates 5-47) and 188 for 3 (J P J Silvester 74no); Lancashire 206 for 8 dec (I D Austin 122no, J Stanworth 52no; S O Moore 8-66). Old Northamptonians: Warwickshire 292 (A J Moles 164; J Wells 4-33) and 54 for 2; Northamptonshire 248 (T C Walton 70, M N Bowen 54; A F Giles 3-22); North Perrott: Yorkshire 302 for 7 dec (A Metcalfe 109, A McGrath 76; H J Trump 4- 83) and 48 for 0. Somerset 300 for 8 dec (K A Parsons 65; J D Batty 5-73). Abbotsholme School: Derbyshire 419 for 3 dec (C M Wells 135, T O'Gorman 114no, M Vandrau 78, D Lovell 72) and 91 for 3. Worcestershire 303 for 3 dec (A C H Seymour 145, M I Bradford 65).

OTHER MATCH (Second day of three): Chester-le-Street: Durham 159 (P J Wilcock 52; D J Shadford 7-49) and 258 for 9 (P J Wilcock 76, D A Blankiron 57, J A

Daley 52; P A Hutchinson 5-56). England Under-19 171 (M Betts 5-62).

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