Surrey Dominates Hampshire in County Championship Clash

Champions Surrey Dominate Hampshire in Thrilling County Championship Clash

In a decisive victory, reigning champions Surrey needed just 30.2 overs on the final day to wrap up a triumph by an innings and 11 runs against Hampshire in their Vitality County Championship clash at the Kia Oval.

Pace bowler Dan Worrall was the star of the show, finishing with an impressive 5-47 as Hampshire, who were dismissed for 151 in the first innings, were bowled out for 197 in their second innings. Ollie Pope also put in a stellar performance, equalling the Surrey record for the most outfield catches in a first-class match with six in the innings and eight in the game.

“The match would likely have been completed inside three days had it not been for 84 overs lost to bad weather on the second and third days, making it the only one of the seven across the two divisions to end with a definitive result.”

Elsewhere in the County Championship:

Essex and Durham Matches End in Draws

  • Nick Browne of Essex scored his first century in over a year, while Callum Parkinson claimed his maiden five-wicket haul for Durham, but both matches ended in draws due to the inclement weather.

Warwickshire and Nottinghamshire Play Out High-Scoring Draw

  • Warwickshire and Nottinghamshire played out a high-scoring draw, with Jake Bethell’s career-best 93 helping the former to 361 in reply to the visitors’ 400.

Somerset Earns Hard-Fought Draw Against Worcestershire

  • Somerset also earned a hard-fought draw against newly-promoted Worcestershire, thanks in large part to Tom Lammonby’s unbeaten 81.

Division Two Matches Also End in Draws

  • In Division Two, Gloucestershire’s wait for a victory continued as their match against Middlesex ended in a draw, despite all three results being possible at the start of the final day. Elsewhere, Leicestershire and Derbyshire both secured draws in their respective fixtures.

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