Published: 16th April, 2014
Chris Tremlett was the pick of the bowlers on a tough first day at Guildford for the Surrey Second XI, taking 5/31 as Hampshire totalled 377 in their first innings.
The big fast bowler started the day well, removing both Hampshire openers for single figures as the visitors slumped to 14/2 early on.
A quick fire partnership of 58 between Michael Bates (48) and Louis McManus (48) re-established the innings though and when Bates was trapped LBW by George Edwards, teenager Tom Alsop came to the crease to play a lynchpin innings.
Supported well, first by McManus and then Michael Porter (41), Alsop dominated the day. His 150 came from 201 balls and featured 26 boundaries and a six. When he was eventually dismissed by Tremlett, the score had moved on to 355.
With Hampshire all out for 377, Surrey had nine overs to bat before the close. They made progress in this time, moving onto 53/1. The man to fall was Dominic Sibley (12), although Arun Harinath (16*) and Gary Wilson (22*) seemed well set a close.
The match, being played at Woodbridge Road in Guildford, continues today (Wednesday) and Thursday (17th). As with all Second XI cricket, entrance is free of charge and play will start at 11am on both days.
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