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Surrey have taken command of their LV= Insurance County Championship fixture with Yorkshire after a commanding second day at the Micky Stewart Oval.

Their relentless seam attack bowled Yorkshire out for 179 and when they batted again 154 behind they quickly lost Finley Bean in the fourth over.

Adam Lyth and George Hill got their heads down to take the score to 78 then Jamie Overton came into the attack and with his fifth ball found some extra bounce and Hill (35) edged to second slip. When bad light stopped play with nine overs not bowled Yorkshire were 89 for two, 65 behind with Lyth unbeaten on 36. There is still work for Surrey to do, but they are in a strong position with two days to go.

After picking up six bonus points they now hold an 11-point advantage at the top and if they wrap up victory Hampshire would need to beat Kent to take the title race to the last round of matches next week when Surrey visit Lancashire and Hampshire are away to Warwickshire.

On a fast-moving day in which 16 wickets fell Surrey’s last four went down in 10.1 overs for 44 runs at the start as they were dismissed for 333.

Jordan Clark (55) played on to Ben Mike in the first over of the day and Surrey were in danger of not collecting a third bonus point when Hill pinned Overton with an inswinger and bowled Kemar Roach through the gate. But Worrall thrashed 23 including two sixes as Surrey set a new club record by passing 300 in the first innings for the 15th  consecutive first-class match.

Their bowlers then got to work. Worrall and Roach could easily have picked up two or three wickets apiece during outstanding spells of swing bowling with the new ball.

Having Lyth caught at fourth slip was the least Roach deserved but the tone had been set and there was no let-up when the West Indian and Worrall came off.

In his second over Tom Lawes, 19, went round the wicket and plucked out Bean’s off stump and after lunch Lawes found the thinnest of edges to remove Hill, who made a battling 28. Worrall was finally rewarded during his second spell when Will Fraine edged another away-swinger to second slip.

There was a recovery by Tom Kohler-Cadmore and Jonny Tattersall, who added 72 in contrasting styles in 17 overs. Kohler-Cadmore went on the attack, hitting Roach for a spectacular six over long on and nine fours in his 55, but when he was caught behind aiming another big drive it was the first of three wickets in seven balls.

Dom Bess played on to Clark who then had Jordan Thompson caught behind with a beauty which held its line and although Tattersall (45 not out) stood firm the tail offered little resistance. Lawes bowled Ben Coad and finished with career-best figures of four for 31, Cameron Steel’s googly foxed Mike and Overton wrapped up the innings when Steve Patterson edged to second slip with Yorkshire four short of avoiding the follow-on.