Sporting Digest: Cricket

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MARK BENSON, the Kent captain, will consult a specialist about a knee problem after aggravating the injury in the Championship match against Worcestershire. The wicketkeeper, Steve Marsh, will lead the side in Benson's absence.

SOUTH AFRICA SQUAD (Test match v Sri Lanka, Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, starting today): K C Wessels (capt), W J Cronje, A C Hudson, S J Cook, D J Cullinan, J N Rhodes, B M McMillan, D J Richardson (wkt), R P Snell, A A Donald, P L Symcox, B N Schultz, C E Eksteen, P S de Villiers, S J Palframan.

MONDAY'S LATE RESULTS: Minor Counties Championship (final day of two): Neston: Cheshire 226 for 3 dec and 219 for 4 dec (J Bean 60no). Wiltshire 221 and 225 for 3 (L K Smith 119). Wiltshire win by seven wickets. Sidmouth: Devon 158 and 211 for 9 dec (P M Roebuck 78no; C C Lovell 5-84). Cornwall 194 (M Woodman 4-36) and 126 for 6 (S M Williams 54). Match drawn. (Cheshire win Western Division).