Published: 9th August, 2019
Conor McKerr and Amar Virdi both enjoyed strong run outs as Surrey 2nds drew a three-day match with Middlesex at LSE New Malden this week.
McKerr is on the comeback from heel & hip injuries while Virdi is maintaining his match fitness during the current block of Vitality Blast matches, getting through 50 overs across these three days.
Middlesex were bowled out for 220 in the first innings of the match with Ishwarjot Sohi the pick of the bowlers with 3/36. McKerr took 2/16 and Virdi 1/65 in that innings.
Batsman Zen Malik was the star of the show for Surrey, scoring a century in the response but Virdi (32 runs from 31 balls) and McKerr (23 from 38 balls) also looked confident against a strong attack including Tim Murtagh, James Harris, Ollie Rayner and Ethan Bamber as Surrey made 264.
32 overs followed in the second innings for Virdi and he picked up two wickets too. Angus Lovell claimed the other two as Middlesex declared on 300/4 with two sessions left on the third and final day.
56 from wicket keeper Gareth Schreuder was the key innings as Surrey made it to the end of play with three of their second innings wickets remaining.
Surrey 2nds are next in action in a three-day match on Monday when Somerset are the visitors to LSE New Malden. Entry is free for all spectators.