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Warwickshire have circulated the findings of an inquest into crowd trouble at the first Test between England and South Africa to other venues. More than 100 spectators were ejected from Edgbaston during the match last week and the county now propose a clamp-down on drinking.

Lord's has become the first ground in the country to install video cameras designed specifically to assist third umpires with close run-out decisions. Officials currently rely on television pictures to decide on run-out calls. Now the addition of four broadcast-quality cameras mounted high in the The Mound and grandstand in direct line with the popping crease means they will help decision-making.

Andrew Harris, Derbyshire's 24-year-old fast bowler who toured Australia with the England A team two winters ago, has a stress fracture of the spine and is not expected to play again this season.

Gloucestershire presented their 26-year-old batsman Tim Hancock with his county cap during the lunch interval of their Britannic Assurance County Championship game against Warwickshire yesterday. He joined the staff in 1991 and has made 101 first class appearances.

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