sunday 22nd june - wednesday 25th june

YORKSHIRE V SURREY

Surrey won by seven wickets at Scarborough

 
 

Surrey XI: Burns(c), Stoneman, Borthwick, Patel, de Bruyn, Pope, Jacks, Clarke, Morkel, Dernbach, Virdi.

Surrey claimed four wickets during the opening afternoon to leave Yorkshire at 166 for six after electing to bat on a pacy North Marine Road pitch.

They then struck twice more as the hosts reached close at 299 for eight from 96 overs as this Specsavers County Championship match made a fascinating start in front of a 4,384 crowd.

Tattersall and seventh-wicket partner Tim Bresnan, who made 48, frustrated Surrey by sharing 100 inside 32 overs from late afternoon onwards.

Tattersall top-scored with 70 off 156 balls, while Gary Ballance added 54. Adam Lyth (42), Che Pujara (23) and Jack Leaning (21) all got starts.

This was a hard-fought and fascinating day as both sides refused to give an inch.

Yorkshire reached lunch at 76 for two from 28 overs, losing openers Alex Lees (for a duck) and Lyth.

Lees was caught and bowled by Jade Dernbach and Lyth caught in the gully off Morne Morkel as the score fell to 51 for two in the 20th.

Yorkshire’s overseas Pujara took 42 balls and 70 minutes to get off the mark having come in at number three.

Surrey then gained the upper hand after lunch.

Off-spinner Amar Virdi, 19, struck twice in three balls when he had Pujara caught at short-leg and then trapped Harry Brook lbw two balls later for a duck as he played back to one that skidded on, leaving Yorkshire at 107 for four in the 37th over.

Ballance reached a 60-ball fifty, but he fell when he was bowled by Rikki Clarke as he offered no shot to one angling in from around the wicket almost eleven overs later – 139 for five.

And when Leaning miscued a pull at Dernbach to deep mid-wicket, where Will Jacks took a low catch – his second of the day – Yorkshire were 166 for six in the 60th.

The seamers regularly beat the bat and had Bresnan dropped on 18 as wicket keeper Ollie Pope reached for a chance off Patel’s seamers for four at 200 for six.

Tattersall reached 50 off 126 balls in the final hour, getting there with three successive boundaries off Dernbach with the new ball.

Bresnan was later bowled by Rikki Clarke (266 for seven after 91 overs) before Morkel had Tattersall caught at second slip 10 runs later. Morkel finished with two for 53 from 23, including conceding 19 off the day’s last over with three no balls.

The White Rose county advanced their first innings from 299 for eight overnight to 337 all out before their score was boosted by the addition of five penalty runs.

By close of a day played out for large parts under overcast skies with a sea fret often enveloping the ground, Surrey had reached 219 for seven from 72.1 overs.

The sea fret eventually meant 14.5 overs were lost from 5.55pm.

The second day started with Yorkshire’s ninth-wicket pair Steve Patterson (21) and Jack Brooks (27) completing a stand of 61 as they took the score to 337 for eight before falling in the space of three balls to Jade Dernbach, who wrapped up the innings.

After the departure of Stoneman early in Surrey’s reply, his opening partner Rory Burns advanced at good pace.

He reached 50 off 46 balls with eleven fours, but he lost Scott Borthwick caught behind off a top-edged pull at Tim Bresnan as the visitors reached lunch at 89 for two.

Yorkshire then claimed three wickets in the afternoon as Surrey slipped to 172 for five and reached tea with two more runs added.

Coad and Bresnan claimed their second wickets, while captain Patterson picked up his first.

Coad had Burns caught behind for 59 before Bresnan had Patel caught low down at first slip for 32, leaving Surrey at 140 for four after 42 overs.

And just before tea, short-term South African overseas batsman Theunis de Bruyn edged captain Patterson behind for 38.

Play was stopped nine times after tea, totalling a delays of 25 minutes, due to the sea fret, although the players never left the ground. Eventually, they did and failed to get back on.

During the evening, Patterson had Will Jacks lbw for seven before Bresnan had Rikki Clarke caught and bowled as the score fell to 197 for seven.

Captain Rory Burns confidently led the way with 55 not out and Mark Stoneman 32, his highest score of 2018.

Their fightback started with the bat as Morkel (29) completed an eighth-wicket stand of 56 with impressive Ollie Pope, who made an eye-catching 69 not out.

Surrey advanced their first-innings reply to 342 from 219 for seven overnight to 269 all out, including five for 53 for Ben Coad.

Coad claimed all three wickets to fall in the space of four deliveries across two overs with the new ball – Morkel and Jade Dernbach caught in the slips and Amar Virdi bowled.

Then, Morkel, who retired from Test cricket in April, steamed in to record his best return for Surrey in his third Championship match.

He had Alex Lees caught at mid-on, Adam Lyth brilliantly caught behind down leg by Pope and Gary Ballance caught at point, leaving the score at 24 for three in the eleventh over, before Rikki Clarke had Harry Brook caught behind in the final over of the morning.

That left Yorkshire at 42 for four in the 17th, leading by 117.

Five overs after lunch, Dernbach bowled Che Pujara (17) as he offered no stroke to end his final Championship innings before August’s Test series between England and India.

Morkel then had Jack Leaning caught behind and Ryan Patel removed Tim Bresnan the same way as Yorkshire slipped to 103 for seven in the 46th, leading by 178. They reached tea 10 runs better off.

At that stage, Morkel had four wickets. But his fifth was to follow shortly afterwards when Jonny Tattersall was trapped lbw as he tried to play to leg for 23, the highest score of the innings at that point (115 for eight in the 53rd).

By the time Steve Patterson had usurped him to move to 25, Yorkshire’s lead was up to 219 at 144 for eight.

But the innings was wrapped up by Dernbach, who struck twice in four balls in the 64th over to get Jack Brooks caught at first slip and Coad bowled.

Burns then reached his fifty off 64 balls before close.

Burns, who hit 15 fours in 146 balls, shared 99 for the first wicket with Mark Stoneman (32) and 47 for the second with Scott Borthwick before falling three short of a third Championship century this season.

At that stage, 40 minutes before lunch, Surrey needed 82 more, and they advanced calmly.

Borthwick, who shared 74 with third-wicket partner Ryan Patel, contributed 62 off 112 balls. Patel finished 24 not out.

This was a match which swung back and forth, but decisively on day three when Yorkshire, who led by 75, were bowled out for 152 in their second innings. Morne Morkel impressed with five for 39.

Yorkshire started pretty well with the ball in the opening hour of the day, but they needed more than the wicket of Stoneman lbw to Ben Coad without adding to his overnight total.

For Stoneman, his 32 was a season’s best Championship score.

Burns started day four unbeaten on 55 and continued to drive well and play confidently through mid-wicket before uppercutting a short and wide Tim Bresnan delivery to deep backward point as the score slipped to 146 for two after 43 overs.

The left-hander is now the leading run-scorer in Division One with 722 at 65.63, including two hundreds and three fifties, and has overtaken team-mate Ollie Pope.

At lunch, Surrey needed 39 more with Borthwick unbeaten on 46.

He reached 50 in the second over after lunch off 87 balls, but he was later bowled by Jack Leaning’s part-time spin with only eight needed. Theunis de Bruyn hit the winning runs.

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Jade Dernbach
Jade Dernbach is joined in celebrations by Rikki Clarke, Ollie Pope and Scott Borthwick after taking the wicket of Alex Lees (1) in the third over.

 

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