Post-pran­dial punch from Sur­rey

Surrey Advertiser - - Front Page - Cricket fix­tures; TO­MOR­ROW; I’An­son Cup (12.30pm start); Di­vi­sion 1: Di­vi­sion Di­vi­sion MON­DAY; Spec­savers County Cham­pi­onship (10.30am start):

SUR­REY took a first-in­nings lead of 164 af­ter they were fi­nally bowled out for 433 against Som­er­set at the Kia Oval yes­ter­day, writes Bruce Tal­bot.

The hosts then re­moved Mar­cus Trescoth­ick in the last over be­fore lunch as Som­er­set reached 5-1 in their sec­ond in­nings.

Re­sum­ing on 328-6, Ku­mar San­gakkara and Rikki Clarke ex­tended their sev­enth-wicket stand to 99 be­fore San­gakkara was dis­missed for 157 af­ter in­creas­ing his ag­gre­gate in the Spec­savers County Cham­pi­onship this sea­son to 1,407 runs, at 117.25.

The Sri Lankan was well caught off a big top edge at back­ward point by Jack Leach, aim­ing to hit Tom Abell through the leg side. His 238-ball in­nings in­cluded 20 fours and a six.

Clarke was run out shortly af­ter reach­ing a 107-ball 50 which in­cluded ten fours – three of them in an over from off-spin­ner Dom Bess.

Sent back by Gareth Batty af­ter the Sur­rey cap­tain had driven to mid-on, Clarke was left stranded by Ge­orge Bartlett’s di­rect hit.

Abell had Batty leg be­fore as he shuf­fled in front of a straight one and Peter Trego wrapped up the in­nings by bowl­ing Stu­art Meaker to fin­ish with 5-67.

A bad morn­ing for rel­e­ga­tion-haunted Som­er­set got worse on the stroke of lunch when Trescoth­ick drove loosely at Sam Cur­ran and was caught at third slip. Chid­ding­fold v Dog­mers­field; Grayswood v Fren­sham; Headley v Pir­bright; Lur­gashall v Grayshott; Put­ten­ham & Wan­bor­ough v Black­heath. Fern­hurst v Bad­shot Lea; Fren­sham v El­stead; Grayshott v The Bourne; Hart­ing v Brook; Hind­head v Tong­ham; Shal­ford v Thurs­ley.

Black­heath v Grayswood; Dog­mers­field v Mil­ford; Grayshott v Til­ford; Kings­ley v Headley; Peper Harow v Put­ten­ham & Wan­bor­ough; Wood Street Vil­lage v Bramley. Lan­cashire v Sur­rey.

Half a dozen tal­ented young Wok­ing crick­eters have been awarded Bedser schol­ar­ships.

Mor­gan Oxbor­ough, Rob­bie French, Ella Shat­tock, Ni­cole Dra­gos, Dou­glas Cant and Maaz Ali Ejaz are all state-school-ed­u­cated Wok­ing pupils whoi have showed ta­lent in the sport but have yet to play dis­trict or county cricket.

The schol­ar­ship is named af­ter Eric and Alec Bedser, iden­ti­cal twins born in 1918 who taught them­selves the game on Horsell Com­mon.

Alec went on to be a fastmedium bowler for Eng­land with all-rounder Eric help­ing Sur­rey to win seven suc­ces­sive County Cham­pi­onships dur­ing the 1950s.

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