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Surrey Beat Hants: Moments That Mattered

Published: 12th June, 2018

Surrey clocked up a second crushing victory over Hampshire this season with an innings and 58 run win at the Ageas Bowl on Monday.

The 368 from Rory Burns’ side was enough to ensure they only batted once in Southampton before bowling out the hosts for 135 and then 175.

What were the key moments from each innings?


Rory Burns just loves playing Hampshire. Surrey’s captain averages 96.22 in first-class cricket against the south coast county and became the first man in this year’s Division One to reach 500 runs during his match-winning 151.

It was tricky conditions for our left-hander too who watched his side fall to 0/2 in the very first over of the match but battled back with Ryan Patel (34) and Ben Foakes (90) providing excellent support to their captain.

He eventually went with Surrey on 282/4 having provided a solid backbone to the innings


Mr Consistent with the ball in hand, Rikki Clarke added yet another superb spell to his list of many since returning to the club last summer.

Clarke once again got plenty of swing as he saw off Jimmy Adams and James Vince at the top of the order.

He came back later in the innings to dismiss Gareth Berg, Brad Taylor and Fidel Edwards to pick up figures of 5/29 from Hampshire’s first innings.


Pace still had a large role to play in the final innings with Morne Morkel taking three of the ten wickets to fall.

With 193 first innings runs still to play with though, Amar Virdi was given plenty of freedom to hunt down the Hampshire batsmen.

He took full advantage and added to his salubrious list of victims with the wickets of James Vince, for the second time this season, Sean Ervine and South African Kyle Abbott before the victory was confirmed and the celebrations began.

Surrey are next in Specsavers County Championship action on 20th June when they welcome Somerset to Guildford Cricket Club.

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