Sporting Digest: Cricket

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GREG MATTHEWS the Test all-rounder scored an unbeaten 64 to help take New South Wales to within 20 runs of Queensland's first innings total of 311 when bad light stopped play on the third day of the Sheffield Shield final yesterday. New South Wales need only a draw to retain the Shield, while Queensland must win.

SHEFFIELD SHIELD FINAL (Sydney, third day of five): Queensland 311 (S G Law 142, T J Barsby 51; G McGrath 4-64), New South Wales 291 for 6 (M J Slater 69, G R J Matthews 64no).