Sporting Digest: Cricket

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BOB WILLIS, the former England captain, yesterday denied that he was interested in the job of Surrey's director of cricket policy. 'I did not apply and I have not been approached by Surrey,' said Willis, who added that his current commitments would make it impossible for him to take on the job.

WORCESTERSHIRE yesterday reported a club record of more than pounds 104,000 in pre-tax profits for last season.

JONTY RHODES, the South African fielder who broke a bone in his hand while playing against Australia in the World Series Cup on Tuesday, could be fit to play in the first Test on 26 December. 'Jonty has an outside chance of playing in the Test and we are frantically working on him trying to get him right for the match,' Rob Muzzel, the team manager, said yesterday.

ONE-DAY TOUR MATCH (Zwide, SA): England A beat Eastern Province XI by 103 runs.

(England A won toss)

ENGLAND A

J P Crawley lbw b Birrell. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58 * H Morris c Masikazana b Birrell. . . . . . . . . . . . .16 M B Loye c Lyle b Wait. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 A P Wells run out. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 A Dale c Qeqe b Wait. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 R D B Croft b Wait. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 ] S J Rhodes not out. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 D G Cork lbw b Wait. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 D Gough not out. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Extras (b2 lb4 w7 nb2). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Total (for 7, 45 overs). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189

Fall: 1-56 2-103 3-120 4-136 5-181 6-181 7-183.

Did not bat: M J McCague, P M Such.

Bowling: Lyle 5-1-22-0; Roe 9-1-29-0; Birrell 9-2-39-2; Qeqe 9-1-35-0; Wait 9-0-34-4; Mahuwa 4-0-24-0.

EASTERN PROVINCE XI

A Botha c Crawley b Croft. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 R Yearwood lbw b McCague. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 K Mahuwa c Cork b McCague. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 T Wait st Rhodes b Croft. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 * A Birrell st Rhodes b Such. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 M Safedein st Rhodes b Dale1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 ] L Masikazana run out. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 R Domingo lbw b Dale. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 R Lyle b McCague. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 G Roe b Dale. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 R Qeqe not out. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Extras (lb2 w1 nb4). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Total (33.2 overs). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .86

Fall: 1-3 2-21 3-22 4-38 5-67 6-75 7-76 8-76 9-76.

Bowling: McCague 7.2-0-27-3; Gough 3-1- 7-0; Croft 7-4-7-2; Cork 5-1-14-0; Such 5-1- 18-1; Dale 6-0-11-3.

Umpires: B Jerling and R Noble.

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