Sporting Digest: Cricket

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BILL ATHEY, the former England batsman who has moved from Gloucestershire to Sussex, and Dean Headley, who has joined Kent from Middlesex, will have to sit out the first month of the season. The Test and County Cricket Board has ruled that both were contested signings, having been offered contracts by their former counties.

ONE-DAY INTERNATIONAL (Faridabad): India bt Zimbabwe by 67 runs. India 249 for 7 (48 overs; V G Kambli 80, M Prabhakar 56, N S Sidhu 56); Zimbabwe 182 (46.2 overs).

ONE-DAY INTERNATIONAL (Dunedin): Australia bt New Zealand by 129 runs. Australia 258 for 4 (50 overs; M A Taylor 78, M E Waugh 60, D M Jones 52); New Zealand 129 (42.2 overs; A I C Dodemaide 4-20).

TOUR MATCH (Kingston, second day of four): Pakistan 319 for 4 dec (Inzamam-ul-Haq 106, Basit Ali 51no); Jamaica 249 for 4 (C A Davidson 86no, L R Williams 65no).

SHEFFIELD SHIELD (Second day of four): Hobart: Queensland 290; Tasmania 263 for 5 (D F Hills 105no, D J Buckingham 61). Melbourne: New South Wales 182 and 86 for 2; Victoria 258 (S P O'Donnell 58, L Harper 53, M Elliott 52; G R J Matthews 6-76). Adelaide: Western Australia 323 for 5 dec (M R J Valetta 104no, M W McPhee 59, T J Zoehrer 51no); South Australia 313 for 2 (J D Siddons 103no, J A Brayshaw 81no, G S Blewett 80).

BENSON AND HEDGES CUP: Port Elizabeth: Western Province 207 for 7, 45 overs (A J Lamb 62); Eastern Province 211 for 4, 44.1 overs (D J Callaghan 82no). Eastern Province won by six wickets. Verwoerdburg: Impalas 148 for 6 45 overs; Northern Transvaal 149 for 1, 34 overs. Northern Transvaal won by nine wickets.