Sporting Digest: Cricket

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MATTHEW FLEMING, the Kent player, has been severely censured by the Test and County Cricket Board after accusing Warwickshire of 'gross incompetence' in the aftermath of their controversial Benson and Hedges Cup quarter-final.

RAPID CRICKETLINE SECOND XI CHAMPIONSHIP (second day of three; today: 11.0): Clevedon: Somerset 228 for 1 (M D Burns 84, K A Parsons 82no, N A Folland 50no) v Northamptonshire (No play yesterday). The Oval: Glamorgan 363 for 7 dec (R D B Croft 88, S P James 80, A Jones 67no); Surrey 10 for 0. Edgbaston: Worcestershire 350 for 8 dec (D L Houghton 116, S W K Ellis 61; M A Sheikh 4-52); Warwickshire 66 for 1. Southend: Yorkshire 219 (M C Ilott 6-48) and 168 for 4; Essex 220 (G Khan 106no, A Wharf 4-65). Maidstone: Kent 238 (M J Walker 103) and 83 for 1; Hampshire 227 (J S Laney 65). Chester-le-Street: Middlesex 286 for 9 dec (R J Sims 62); Durham 32 for 0. Nottingham High School: Gloucestershire 273 (D R Hewson 81, R C J Williams 74; J E Hindson 6-81); Nottinghamshire 438 for 3 (P R Pollard 260no, M P Dowman 120no). Old Trafford: Sussex 327 for 7 dec (K Newell 94, N Pratt 61); Lancashire 38 for 3.

MINOR COUNTIES CHAMPIONSHIP (final day of two): Camborne: Shropshire 169 for 9 dec and 134 for 7 dec (Marbell 62, Johnson 30); Cornwall 176 (Nicholson 46) and 131 for 6 (Thomas 55, Nicholson 31). Cornwall won by four wickets. (first day; today: 11.0): Lakenham: Norfolk 224 for 6 dec (S C Goldsmith 76, C J Rogers 53) and 20 for 0; Northumberland 162 (G Hallam 70; R A Bunting 5- 36). Trowbridge: Cheshire 225 for 6 dec (G Miller 70); Wiltshire 113 for 4.

OTHER MATCH: Cardiff: India Under-19 266 for 2 (N Nuzumdar 100no, J Singh 84, V V S Laxman 54no); League Cricket Conference 127 (B Rao 5-28). India won by 139 runs.

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