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A CD of Edward Harper's music released by the Edinburgh label Delphian Records last year bore the title Miracles, after the penultimate movement of his Second Symphony, the main item on the disc. The miracle was rather that Harper had not only survived to see it released, he even lived long enough to begin a Third Symphony in spite of a lengthy battle against bowel cancer that he faced with courage and calm. That battle appeared to be won, but the cancer metastasised into the liver, with fatal results.

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Worcestershire were humiliated by Ireland in the Friends Provident Trophy at New Road yesterday. Bowled out astonishingly for 58, they lost by 94 runs and were deprived of second place in Group A.

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An hour before the cricket was scheduled to start at Trent Bridge, the gates were locked. The umpires had already trodden the sodden turf, noted the pools of water at the end of the run-ups, and brought to an end the potentially pivotal match between Nottinghamshire and Somerset, the top teams in Division One ofthe Championship.

Bob humphrys: Television sports journalist

Bob Humphrys was the face of Welsh sport for almost 20 years as he fronted the sports news coverage of BBC Wales's Wales Today news programme. He received a lifetime achievement award from the BBC in 2004 for his near 30 years of service.

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The international quality of Charl Langeveldt and Wavell Hinds cut through a fragile Middlesex batting order to set up a seven-wicket Derbyshire victory at the County Ground yesterday.

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Steven Davies cracked a century before Gareth Andrew and Gareth Batty ripped through Lancashire in a convincing 105-run win for Worcestershire in the NatWest Pro40 First Division yesterday. Davies hit three sixes and 12 fours in an 83-ball 103 not out that lifted the Royals to 189 for 5 in a match reduced to 25 overs at Old Trafford.

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