Sporting Digest: Cricket

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SURREY have released the 26-year- old off-spinner James Boiling, who made five Championship appearances this summer. He is expected to sign for Durham.

THE Hampshire pace bowler, Martin Jean-Jacques, 34, has been forced to retire with a knee ligament injury. The club have also released the batsman, Rupert Cox.

YORKSHIRE have re-appointed Martyn Moxon as captain for next year, his sixth in charge. Ashley Metcalfe has been given a new one-year contract.

BRITANNIC ASSURANCE COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP (First day of four; 10.30 today): Hove: Sussex (0pts) have scored 11 for 0 against Yorkshire (0).

(Sussex won toss)

SUSSEX - First Innings

N J Lenham not out 7

C W J Athey not out 2

Extras (lb2) 2

Total (for 0, 6 overs)11

To bat: J W Hall, * A P Wells, C C Remy, P Moores, F D Stephenson, P W Jarvis, I D K Salisbury, E E Hemmings, E S H Giddins.

Bowling: Gough 3-1-6-0; Hartley 3-1-3-0.

YORKSHIRE: * M D Moxon, S A Kellett, D Byas, A P Grayson, R J Blakey, B Parker, P J Hartley, D Gough, R D Stemp, G Keedy, M A Robinson.

Umpires: R Palmer and P Willey.

NO PLAY YESTERDAY: Chelmsford: Essex v Northamptonshire. Bristol: Gloucestershire v Warwickshire. Southampton: Hampshire v Glamorgan. Old Trafford: Lancashire v Leicestershire. Trent Bridge: Nottinghamshire v Middlesex. Taunton: Somerset v Derbyshire. The Oval: Surrey v Kent.