Sporting Digest: Cricket

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BRIAN LARA has been rested by Warwickshire for today's final Championship match against Gloucestershire. He will play in the Sunday League as they try to win their third title of the season.

RAPID CRICKETLINE CHAMPIONSHIP (Final day of three): New Eltham: Kent 300 for 4 dec (M V Fleming 117, N J Llong 107) and 120 for 4. Northamptonshire 300 for 5 dec (T Harrison 78, R R Montgomerie 61, D Sales 62). Match drawn. Bristol: Somerset 120 (A Smith 5-24) and 36 for 1. Gloucestershire 210 (R Cunliffe 53). Match drawn. The Oval: Surrey 279 (M A Lynch 126; R J Green 5-64) and 28 for 1. Lancashire 253 for 7 dec (R J Green 80no). Match drawn. Uxbridge (Vine Lane): Derbyshire 315 for 6 dec (M E Cassar 62no) and 33 for 0. Middlesex 396 (R L Johnson 81, J C Pooley 76, K P Dutch 64, R Rao 50). Match drawn. Hove: Sussex 276 (K Newell 64; G Keedy 4-62, L Weekes 4-91) and 33 for 1 dec. Yorkshire 69 for 3 dec and 226 for 9. Match drawn.

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