A young Surrey Second XI side were defeated by Glamorgan by eight wickets at Charterhouse School yesterday – meaning they missed out on the latter stages of the one day Second XI Trophy.
Glamorgan won the toss and put Surrey into bat, with Tom Lancefield and triallist Usman Tariq opening the batting. Lancefield got the home side underway with a four in the first over before Tariq followed it up with a four of his own through the covers in third.
Lancefield wasn’t prepared to hang around and started to look for bigger shots, top edging a ball from Ashling over the keeper and slips for another four.
However, he was gone only two overs later when he was caught behind off the bowling of Ashling by Cook for fifteen and leaving Surrey 30-1. Rory Hamilton-Brown was next in to bat and supported Tariq well as he ran his way to 22 before being caught at fine leg to reduce his side to 47-2. This saw Dom Sibley come to the crease but leave shortly after for only five being trapped LBW by Norman.
Tom Jewell was next in and was gone only one over later for a duck, caught off the bowling of Salter – and Hamilton-Brown was caught in the next over off at short fine leg off the bowling of O’Shea, leaving Surrey in trouble on 60-5
It wasn’t long before Surrey were six down after Harry Stephens was caught at mid wicket for four off the bowling of Salter and it was Salter again two overs later who trapped Michael Burgess LBW for a duck to leave Surrey in dire straits on 77/8.
Glamorgan looked like they were going to restrict the hosts to under 100, however, when Matthew Dunn got to the crease he had different ideas.
First he hit the impressive Salter to long on for four, following it up with a six down the ground and another boundary off O’Shea. Glamorgan brought Lawlor into the attack, but Dunn smashed him for a maximum over square leg before being trapped LBW for a quick 32. Van den Bergh was next in but was only for one over after George Edwards was caught by Williams for nine to leave Surrey 117 all out.
O’Shea and Bragg opened for Glamorgan and got off to a solid start with seven coming off Matthew Dunn’s first over. Jewell was bowling from the other end and found the edge of Bragg’s bat but could only watch the ball fly for four. However, Glamorgan then struggled to find the boundary and had to rely on running between the wickets to generate runs which took them to 31-0 after six overs.
With no wicket, Surrey brought George Edwards and Van den Bergh into the attack but both bowlers saw boundaries come off their bowling, Bragg with another edge off Edwards and O’Shea smashing the ball back past the spinner for four.
However, O’Shea wasn’t to last, Hamilton-Brown’s off spin coming into the attack and taking the batsman caught and bowled for nineteen, leaving the visitors on 53-1.
Cooke was the next man in and got a four through square leg in his first over and then put the leg spin of Tariq over the rope for six through mid-wicket.
At the other end Hamilton-Brown grabbed another wicket, Bragg spooning the ball up in the air to Dunn, going for 34 and Glamorgan were 76-2.
Lloyd was next up for Glamorgan and both he and Cooke played cautiously until the new man smashed the ball back over Hamilton-Brown’s head for six to bring up the 100 and then put Tariq through square leg for four to put the visitors within touching distance.
It was Cooke who eventually hit the winning runs with a four through the covers, wrapping up an eight wicket victory.
The two sides will now move to Guildford CC for a three day match in the Second XI Championship. If Surrey are successful, they will put themselves in pole position to win the South Division of the three day competition and compete for the overall title later in the season.
Report by Jacob GreenwoodTweet