Published: 2nd May, 2017
A close finish did not go Surrey’s way as Essex won the game by one wicket in the final over.
Ben Foakes rescued Surrey’s efforts with the bat as he went to the crease at 46-4 and left, 77* later, on 210 all out. Surrey made a strong start to their defense with Sam Curran taking the early wickets of Browne (4) and former-England captain Alastair Cook (5). Jade Dernbach was impressive again with the ball, following his 3fer in the previous game against Glamorgan with a 4fer. Despite positive bowling under pressure, Surrey were unable to thwart Essex from chasing down their total and Hamer hit a boundary off Sam Curran with four balls remaining to claim victory.
Here’s three takeaway facts from Surrey’s fixture against Essex:
- Surrey’s Jade Dernbach has now taken the most wickets in the Royal London One-Day Cup with ten in three matches, at an average of 10.7 and economy rate of 3.84.
- Skipper Gareth Batty claimed two wickets in his 250th List A One-Day appearance.
- Ben Foakes’ 77* is his second half-century in as many innings in the 2017 Royal London One-Day Cup.
Surrey’s next home fixture is against Middlesex in the Royal London One Day Cup on Friday 5th May at the Kia Oval, starting at 11am.
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