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Surrey and England bowler Reece Topley enjoyed an excellent return to first-class cricket this week, claiming a five-wicket haul in the first innings against Gloucestershire at Bristol.

The tall left arm seamer, making his first-class debut for Surrey after joining ahead of last season, claimed figures of 5/66 as Gloucestershire made 326 in their first innings. Taking the new ball, Topley initially came up against Chris Dent and James Bracey, two left handers who took charge of the innings.

When Amar Virdi eventually got Bracey, Topley followed up by removing Dent and Graham van Buuren in consecutive overs after lunch on the second day. In his next spell, of four on the second day, he removed middle order man George Hankins by thudding into his pads.

Lower order players David Payne and Jack Taylor went late on day two and early on day three respectively to round off a special return to life with a red ball for Topley. You can watch each of those wickets below.

Chris Dent

Graham van Buuren

George Hankins

David Payne

Jack Taylor