England's other cricketers - the men - look to Wales for salvation, Mike Atherton's first selection meeting coming up with Glamorgan's Matthew Maynard and Steve Watkin for the fifth- Test squad. When they see the Edgbaston pitch a second spinner is hurriedly called for, the 40-year-old John Emburey.
Christie v Lewis II is something of a flop for the principal protagonists, Leroy Burrell winning the 100 metres at the Weltklasse in Zurich, with Linford Christie in second and Carl Lewis fourth. David Grindley, Britain's 400m hope, is beaten only by Michael Johnson in a world-class field.
Emburey saves the day for England, with bat rather than ball as they stumble to 160 for 6 before he steadies the ship with an unbeaten 55 as England complile 276 in their first innings.Reuse content