Sporting Digest: Cricket

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JOHN EMBUREY the Middlesex and former England spinner, was travelling back to England from Guyana yesterday after being told he has a detached retina. Emburey, in Guyana representing one of England's sponsors, has no idea how the problem occurred. 'I just woke up yesterday morning and the vision in my right eye was blurred,' he said.

SHEFFIELD SHIELD (Final day of four): Adelaide: South Australia 489 and 246 for 6 dec; Tasmania 370 for 5 dec and 366 for 6 (R Ponting 161, D Hill 126). Tasmania won by four wickets. Sydney: New South Wales 412 for 6 dec and 207 for 4 dec; Queensland 200 and 368. New South Wales won by 51 runs. (New South Wales play Tasmania in final at Sydney Cricket Ground, starting Friday).