Sporting Digest: Cricket

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DIRK WELLHAM, the former Australian Test batsman who hit 103 runs on his Test debut against England at The Oval in 1981, has retired from first-class cricket.

MARK GREATBATCH, the New Zealand opener, yesterday completed his first full-scale net since breaking a finger but is still not certain to play in the first Test against Australia, starting in Perth on Friday.

MALACHY LOYE, the 21-year-old Northamptonshire batsman, has won the Whittingdale Young Cricketer of the Year award.

FIVE-NATION ONE-DAY TOURNAMENT (Bombay): West Indies 268 for 8 (50 overs; B C Lara 67, J C Adams 55); Sri Lanka 222 for 8 (50 overs; H P Tillekeratne 104). West Indies won by 46 runs.