Sporting Digest: Cricket

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THE West Indies will play a six-Test series in England for the first time next year. They will also play three one-day internationals, but have two fewer Tetley Bitter Challenge matches than normal because of a late arrival after their series against Australia finishes at the beginning of May.

WEST INDIES TOUR TO ENGLAND 1995: May: 13: Lavinia, Duchess of Norfolk's XI (Arundel). 14: Hampshire. 16-18: Worcestershire. 19-21: Somerset. 24: First one-day international (Trent Bridge). 26: Second one- day international (The Oval). 28: Third one- day international (Lord's). 30 May-1 June: Leicestershire, Lancashire or Warwickshire. June: 3-5: Northamptonshire. 8-12: FIRST TEST (HEADINGLEY). 15: Scotland. 17-19: Durham. 22-26: SECOND TEST (LORD'S). 28- 30: Combined Universities. July: 1-3: Sussex. 6-11: THIRD TEST (EDGBASTON). 13: Minor Counties. 15: Ireland. 19-21: Kent. 22-24: Middlesex. 27-31: FOURTH TEST (OLD TRAFFORD). August: 2-4: Derbyshire, Warwickshire or Somerset. 5-7: Gloucestershire. 10-14: FIFTH TEST (TRENT BRIDGE). 16-18: Glamorgan, Hampshire or Leicestershire. 19- 21: Essex. 24-28: SIXTH TEST (THE OVAL).

CHRIS SILVERWOOD is out of England's second Under-19 Test against India at Headingley today. The injured Yorkshire bowler's place goes to the Sussex all-rounder Alex Edwards. The other change to England's squad of 12 as they bid to level the three-match

series is the inclusion of Anurag Singh for Durham's Robin Weston.

RAPID CRICKLINE CHAMPIONSHIP (second day of three): Taunton: Somerset 216 (P Aldred 4-74) and 241 (M E Cassar 7-68). Derbyshire 184 (I G S Steer 85) and 134 (M Dimond 4-26). Somerset won by 139 runs. Cheam: Surrey 166 (O M Slipper 57; J P Taylor 4-40) and 196 for 8 (G J Kennis 54). Northamptonshire 283 (T Bailey 64; R W Nowell 4- 59). Chelmsford: Essex 192 (G Khan 59, D D J Robinson 53; M Davies 5-34) and 113-2. Gloucestershire 294 (S G Hinks 96, R J Cunliffe 73). Old Hill: Worcestershire 277 and 242 for 6 (K R Spiring 63). Yorkshire 403 (J Middlebrook 62; C J Eyres 4-81). Hinkley: Leicestershire 353 for 5 dec (P E Robinson 125no, B F Smith 77) and 66 for 2. Lancashire 211 (J M Fielding 94no; A D Mullally 5-86). Studley: Sussex 353 for 8 dec (J W Hall 137, K Greenfield 91; D R Brown 5-71) and 189 for 4 (M T E Pierce 89no). Warwickshire 203 for 5 dec. Southampton (first day of three): Middlesex 229 (J C Pooley 123no; J N B Bovill 6- 69). Hampshire 117 for 0 (R M F Cox 50no, P R Whitaker 59no).

MINOR COUNTIES CHAMPIONSHIP (first day of two): Beaconsfield: Buckinghamshire 210 for 8 (R R Baigent 100; A K Golding 6-68) and 8 for 0. Suffolk 229 and 206 for 6 (D W Randall 52, K J Wijesuriya 58; T J A Scriven 5-86).

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