Current Match Report – Surrey vs Essex, County Championship Division One, 2nd Innings
Essex 448 (ten Doeschate 130, Lawrence 93) and zero for zero drew with Surrey 395 (Patel 100*, Jacks 88, Foakes 69, Siddle 6-104) and 324 for six dec (Burns 98, Pope 69, Jacks 54, Harmer 5-88)
A 3rd-wicket partnership of 127 between Rory Burns and Ollie Pope, and a second half-century of the match by Will Jacks, guided Surrey to a draw towards Essex at Kia Oval within the first match of their Specsavers Championship title defence.
Burns fell for 98 and Pope was dismissed for 69. however with Jacks following up his first-innings 88 by thumping two sixes and 6 fours in a strong 54, Surrey batted out the ultimate day to achieve 324 for six declared – an general lead of 271.
Essex offspinner Simon Harmer plugged away for a lot of the day to complete with 5 for 88 from 36 overs. It was Harmer who had Pope caught at sq. leg, Burns taken off the face of his bat at foolish level, Ben Foakes stumped for 19 as he superior down the pitch and, after tea, Jacks properly held on the long-on boundary two balls after he had accomplished his fifty with a six launched in an identical route.
Rikki Clarke remained unbeaten on 25, with Tom Curran conserving him firm on 22 not out and hitting Tom Westley’s offbreaks for 2 pushed sixes after which a reduce 4 from what proved to be the final three balls of the innings. Surrey’s declaration enabled them to bowl one over at Essex, who did not rating a run or lose a wicket of their second innings earlier than fingers have been shaken, thus avoiding an over-rate factors deduction.
Resuming their second innings simply 15 runs forward at 68 for no wicket, Surrey misplaced each Mark Stoneman and Ryan Patel inside the primary quarter-hour of play. However Burns and Pope, although not with out some early alarms, quickly started to take the assault again to the Essex bowlers and had reached an unbeaten 88 and 61 not out respectively by lunch.
Stoneman had added only a single to his in a single day 34 earlier than being bowled off the within edge by Peter Siddle within the morning’s second full over and, within the subsequent over, fellow left-hander Patel was dismayed when, on 1, he mishit a pull at a brief …read more
Source:: New paper 24 – Sports