Sporting Digest: Cricket

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RAPID CRICKETLINE SECOND XI CHAMPIONSHIP (final day of three): Southend: Yorkshire 219 (N C Illot 6-48) and 281 for 8 dec (C A Chapman 55; C J O'Ricketts 4-59); Essex 220 (G Khan 106no; A Wharf 4-65) and 217 (I D Fisher 5-57, J D Batty 5-99). Yorkshire won by 63 runs. Maidstone: Kent 238 (M J Walker 103) and 241 for 6 dec (D P Fulton 81). Hampshire 227 (J S Laney 65) and 206 (R M F Cox 61; N W Preston 4-41). Kent won by 46 runs. Nottingham: Gloucestershire 273 (D R Hewson 81, R C J Williams 74) and 271 for 9 (G E Hodgson 127; Afford 4-93). Nottinghamshire 473-3 dec (P R Pollard 277no, M P Dowman 134no). Match drawn. Old Trafford: Sussex 327 for 7 dec (K Newell 94, N Pratt 61); Lancashire 90 for 3 dec (DJ Shadford 51no) and 105 for 1 (M E Harvey 61no). Lancashire drew with Sussex. Edgbaston: Worcestershire 350 for 8 dec (D L Houghton 116, S W K Ellis 61; M A Sheikh 4-52); Warwickshire 61 for 1 dec and 149 for 6. Clevedon: Somerset 336 for 3 dec (N D Burns 84, K A Parsons 94, N A Folland 106no); Northamptonshire 60 for 1. Match drawn. (second of three days; today 11.0): The Oval Glamorgan 363 for 7 dec (R D D Croft 88, S P James 80, A Jones 67no) and 60 for 2; Surrey 300 for 7 dec (M A Butcher 83, N F Sargeant 62). Chester-le-Street: Middlesex 286 for 9 dec (R J Sims 62); Durham 250 for 8 dec (A R Fothergill 55no).

MINOR COUNTIES CHAMPIONSHIP (final day of two): Lakenham: Norfolk 226 for 6 dec and 238 for 5 dec (C J Rogers 116); Northumberland 162 and 56 (A P Cole 4-6, R A Bunting 4-15). Norfolk beat Northumberland by 246 runs. Trowbridge: Cheshire 225 for 6 dec (G Miller 70); Wiltshire 113 for 4. Trowbridge: Cheshire 225 for 6 and 88 for 0. Wiltshire 201 for 5 (S Perrin 123no). Cheshire drew with Wiltshire. Torquay (first day of two): (Devon v Shropshire): Shropshire 36 for 3. Play abandoned for the day.

ONE-DAY INTERNATIONAL (Colombo): Sri Lanka 200 for 6 (50 overs); Pakistan 169 for 1 (30.2 overs). Pakistan beat Sri Lanka on faster scoring rate due to rain.

OTHER MATCH (Shenley): England Amateur XI 310 for 2 (S Dean 138, S Waterton 137no); Bahamas 91 (D Christmas 4 for 15). England Amateur XI won by 219 runs.

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