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Surrey trail MCC by 245 runs with 10 wickets remaining


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Bowlers In Charge Against Cambridge

Published: 14th April, 2018

Surrey’s attack shared the wickets as they bowled Cambridge MCCU out for 215 to take control of their final pre-season friendly.

Surrey’s batsmen then returned to the middle and ended the day 49/1, with a lead of 300.

After making 466/9 on the first day at the Kia Oval, Surrey declared overnight and began a beautiful spring day in the field.

Mat Pillans, opening the bowling with Jade Dernbach, claimed the first wicket of the day in the fourth over. His pace proved too much for Akil Greenidge who edged to first slip where Rikki Clarke held on excellently.

Surrey’s first change bowlers Matt Dunn and Clarke took a wicket each too with Dunn clattering into Ben Seabrook’s off stump and then Clarke having Harrison Palmer LBW for 40 in the following over.

The opening pair returned after lunch and made quick progress. Pillans dismissed Callum Guest around his legs and Dernbach forced the edge from Jack Keeping, with Scott Borthwick completing the job to leave the visitors 104/5.

Sam Handley and Drew Brierley recovered well from that point and looked to be on top of Dunn and spinner Gareth Batty until the former forced his way through Handley’s defence with an excellent around the wicket delivery.

After some range hitting from powerful left hander John Bowers, Batty had his second of the day. It was a tame ending for Bowers as he chipped back to the spinner for a simple caught and bowled.

Scott Borthwick had Surrey’s eighth with a googly that bamboozled Luke Chapman and caused the umpire to raise his finger towards the Pavilion. That saw Cambridge MCCU to tea at 189/8.

Rikki Clarke completed the job shortly into the evening session with two edges through to Borthwick and wicket keeper Ollie Pope respectively. That left Drew Brierley stranded on 52 and Cambridge MCCU 215 all out.

Surrey, with a lead of 251 at the start of their second innings, decided to bat for the remainder of play with Will Jacks and Ryan Patel opening.

Jacks tucked the first ball of the innings neatly through the on side but was gone LBW for seven. Ollie Pope (19) joined Patel (18) in the middle as they saw the day out.

You can view the scorecard for the match and keep up with it during play on the club’s Match Centre.

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