Sporting Digest: Cricket

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PAUL PRICHARD has been appointed captain of Essex for next season, taking over from the 41-year-old Graham Gooch who is standing down.

FOUR-NATION ONE-DAY TOURNAMENT (Colombo): India 125 for 5 (25 overs) v Sri Lanka 126 for 3 (24.2 overs).

NATWEST BANK TROPHY 1995 First round (27 June): Cambridgeshire v Derbyshire; Cheshire v Essex; Cornwall v Middlesex; Durham v Herefordshire; Glamorgan v Dorset; Gloucestershire v Suffolk; Lancashire v Norfolk; Leicestershire v Hampshire; Northamptonshire v Holland; Nottinghamshire v Scotland; Staffordshire v Kent; Surrey v Berkshire; Sussex v Devon; Warwickshire v Somerset; Worcestershire v Cumberland; Yorkshire v Ireland. Second round (12 July): Cheshire or Essex v Yorkshire or Ireland; Durham or Herefordshire v Gloucestershire or Suffolk; Lancashire or Norfolk v Worcestershire or Cumberland; Leicestershire or Hampshire v Glamorgan or Dorset; Nottinghamshire or Scotland v Northamptonshire or Holland; Surrey or Berkshire v Cornwall or Middlesex; Sussex or Devon v Cambridgeshire or Derbyshire; Warwickshire or Somerset v Staffordshire or Kent.