Sporting Digest: Cricket

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MINOR COUNTIES CHAMPIONSHIP (Final day of two): Luton: Bedfordshire 169 for 8 dec (S D L Davis 56) and 134 (C J Birt 63no; P G Newman 6-14); Staffordshire 202 for 6 dec (S D Myles 91, D Cartledge 63) and 102 for 2. Staffordshire won by eight wickets. Marlow: Buckinghamshire 134 and 352 for 3 dec (G Paskins 111, S Burrow 70no, T Scriven 62, T Russell 50); Cumberland 225 for 5 dec (D Makinson 69no, S Dutton 59) and 186 (G Fisher 87; D Owen 5-28). Buckinghamshire won by 75 runs. Bowdon: Devon 139 for 9 dec and 219 for 8 dec (G Miller 5-50); Cheshire 177 for 8 dec and 96 for 5. Match drawn. Jesmond: Northumberland 192 for 7 dec and 182; Norfolk 210 for 7 dec and 165 for 2. Norfolk won by eight wickets.

RAPID CRICKETLINE CHAMPIONSHIP (First day of three): Trent Bridge: Nottinghamshire 301 for 9 dec (G F Archer 68); Somerset 29 for 3. Bristol: Essex 267 (Nadeem Shahid 57, R J Rollins 51; A M Smith 5-73); Gloucestershire 72 for 2. Seaton Carew: Durham 309 for 8 dec (D M Jones 73, M P Briers 73, J D Glendenen 65; C Penn 4-58); Kent 37 for 1. Chesterfield: Lancashire 372 for 6 dec (S P Titchard 94, J D Fitton 71); Derbyshire 56 for 1. Wellingborough: Northamptonshire 287 for 9 dec (S Fleming 79, R Montgomerie 56, A Walker 50); Yorkshire 17 for 0. Nuneaton: Warwickshire 173 (Asif Din 55; V J Wells 5-26); Leicestershire 154 for 5 (D L Maddy 66no; D A Alltree 4-19). The Oval: Surrey 104 (R J Ballinger 5-24); Middlesex 290 for 9 (P Farbrace 132, J C Pooley 57; N M Kendrick 5-62). Southampton: Worcestershire 269 (D A Leatherdale 109; L Botham 4-63); Hampshire 27 for 0.

WOMEN'S WORLD CUP (One day): Collingham and Linton: India 108 (S Gupta 32no; S Bow 4-19, K Brown 3-19); Australia 114 for 3 (D Annetts 40no, B Clark 35) Australia won by seven wickets. Meir Heath: Netherlands 158 (P Te Beest 62); West Indies 88. Netherlands won by 70 runs. Oxford: Ireland 233 for 6 (M Grearley 63no, S Owens 61); Denmark 163 for 9. Ireland won by 70 runs.

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