Published: 11th July, 2018
Surrey Second XI spent 104 overs in the field on the first day of their Second XI Championship match against Hampshire at the LSE Ground in New Malden.
After Surrey lost the toss and the visitors opted to bat, Stuart Meaker made the early breakthrough, having Scotland’s George Munsey (30) caught behind before captain Ian Holland (51) and Felix Organ (141*) added a brisky 66 for the second wicket, that came when wicket keeper Jamie Smith took his second catch of the day, this time off Amar Virdi.
Tom Scriven (9) went to Matthew Dunn, a third catch for Smith, before Harry Came (28) and Wood (54) both provided excellent support to Organ, who went onto dominate the day’s proceedings.
Hampshire added 71 for the fourth wicket and then 133 for the fifth, with Came eventually going to Freddie Boys – Smith’s fourth catch – and Wood being trapped LBW by George Barlow.
Fletcha Middleton (2*) helped Organ see out the final five overs of a day where Surrey used eight bowlers – Dunn and Meaker getting through 28 overs between them – and Hampshire finished 353/5.
They will be aiming to continue their momentum on Day 2, which will start at 10.30am as opposed to the regular start time of 11am.