Sporting Digest: Cricket

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SOUTH AFRICA'S Barry Lambson will officiate in England for the first time tomorrow, when he stands as the visiting umpire for the third and final Test against New Zealand at Old Trafford. The local umpire will be David Shepherd, with Alan Whitehead as the standby official. The International Cricket Council referee at Old Trafford will be the former West Indies player, Everton Weekes.

JASON LEWRY, the Sussex left-arm paceman, is set to make his first- class debut in the Tetley Bitter Challenge match against South Africa at Hove, which starts today.

RAPID CRICKETLINE CHAMPIONSHIP (second day of three): Glastonbury: Nottinghamshire 320 for 8 dec (M Crawley 72) and 36 for 2; Somerset 251 for 9 dec (K A Parsons 66). Melton Mowbray: Leicestershire 344 (D L Maddy 115, P E Robinson 73); and 106 for 3. Sussex 206. Swansea: Warwickshire 227 (O T Parkin 4-31, N Wood 4-73) and 235 for 5 (W G Khan 91, C R Mulraine 53no); Glamorgan 198 (A Roseberry 52, G P Butcher 51no). Liverpool: Lancashire 277 (D J Shadford 81, M E Harvey 66; R M Pearson 6- 71) and 39 for 2; Essex 279 (G A Khan 80; N A Derbyshire 4-33). Todmorden: Yorkshire 368 for 5 dec (A McGrath 125, C J Schofield 105); Kent 169 and 169 for 7 (M J Walker 85). First day of three: Northampton: Northamptonshire 371 for 7 dec (T C Walton 181, J G Hughes 50no); Middlesex 48 for 1.

MINOR COUNTIES CHAMPIONSHIP (final day of two): Bridgnorth: Shropshire 225 for 2 dec (T Parton 111no, I Payne 62) and 221 for 5 dec (K Sharp 100); Hereford 190 for 5 dec (A L Kallicharran 81no) and 237 for 8 (S P Brogan 62, R P Skyrme 52, A B Byram 4-73). Match drawn. First day of two: Kidmore End: Berkshire 200 for 3 dec (D Mercer 100no) and 51 for 0; Cornwall 215 for 3 (L Potter 80no, E Nicolson 64). Wisbech: Cambridgeshire 201 for 3 dec (N T Gadsby 69no, B Roberts 66) and 7 for 2; Northumberland 114. Brewood: Hertfordshire 190 for 9 (L J Slater 5-48); Staffordshire 191 for 9 (S J Dean 66, T M Heap 50; D Surridge 5-59).

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