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CRICKET: Star man Colls the shots for England; UPDATE.

SURPRISE package Paul Collingwood was the man of the match in England's cricket win over New Zealand at Napier.

The Durham all-rounder, whose three previous one-day international wickets had cost 101 runs each, stunned New Zealand by grabbing four for 38 as England drew level in the series with a 43-run win.

Collingwood said: "I've never bowled in such helpful conditions with the white ball and I was surprised it swung so much.

"It's good news when it wobbles like that, especially for someone of my pace. It's a big shock to get a man of the match award for my bowling."

England were thrashed by 155 runs in Wellington last weekend.

West of Scotland have signed former England prospect Ben Spendlove as an amateur.

BOWLS: Holders Aberdeen reached the quarter-finals of the seniors knockout cup with an 86-38 win over Elgin. Elsewhere, Edinburgh were edged 63-61 by Tweedbank, Prestwick went down 69-49 to Galleon and Ardrossan lost 69-61 to Nithsdale.

TENNIS: Greg Rusedski was beaten 6-3 7-6 (7-4) by Frenchman Arnaud Clement in the first round of the ABN AMRO tournament in Rotterdam.

ATHLETICS: Olympic heptathlon champion Denise Lewis has confirmed she is still planning to take part in the Commonwealth Games this summer even though she will give birth to her first child in April.

Britain will be up against Germany, Russia, Sweden and an all-stars select in the Norwich Union International at Glasgow's Kelvin Hall on March 9.

GOLF: Murcar assistant Graeme McInnes won the North-east of Scotland Alliance competition at East Aberdeenshire with a one-over round of 72.
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