Sporting Digest: Cricket

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ROBIN SMITH has postponed a shoulder operation in order to take part in the forthcoming Ashes series, even if it costs him a place on England's tour of the Caribbean next January. The Hampshire batsman is suffering from a chronic instability in his right shoulder, legacy of his rugby-playing days at school in South Africa, and will undergo surgery at the end of the season.

LT COL S C 'BILLY' GRIFFITH, a former MCC president and secretary, died in a Sussex rest home yesterday at 78. A wicketkeeper who achieved the unique feat of a maiden century on his Test debut, against the West Indies in 1947-48, Griffith managed the England party on their Australian tour of 1965-66.

GUS LOGIE, the West Indian Test player who announced his retirement from international cricket last weekend, is to play for the Prospect club in Adelaide.

TOUR MATCH (Georgetown, Guyana; final day day of three): Match drawn. Pakistan 255 for 8 dec (Ramiz Raja 75, Inzamam-ul- Haq 84; S Chanderpaul 4-68); and 146 for 1; West Indies Board President's XI 508 for 5 dec (R I C Holder 144, S Chanderpaul 140no, R D Jacobs 100no, K L Arthurton 74).