Latest Match Report – Surrey vs Yorkshire 2022
Successful titles at house is all the time preferable, although doing so a spherical early – with a day to spare – meant the Division One trophy was nonetheless locked away at Lord’s. It will likely be again of their possession on the finish of their last fixture towards Lancashire up at Emirates Outdated Trafford, and can offered by their former chair Richard Thompson, no much less, in his new function as chief government of the ECB.
That sport might now not have any consequence, however do not name it a useless rubber. Surrey nonetheless have an unbeaten document to protect.
But, as odd as it might sound, nobody appeared to overlook the golden goblet right here.
By 2.49pm, Surrey gamers and training employees had re-emerged onto the bottom, beers in hand, to salute the group. There is a small matter of the crew’s end-of-season dinner tonight, too. Trophy or not, they’re going to be simply nice.
This was all the time going to be extra Surrey’s day than Yorkshire’s because the latter returned of their second innings on 89 for 2, nonetheless trailing by 65. Fairly how emphatically so was depending on the goings-on at The Ageas Bowl, the place second-place Hampshire, already four-down of their chase, had 269 remaining to safe an unlikely win over Kent. However, one of the best of begins got here right here when a clerical bowling change introduced the primary of the ultimate eight wickets wanted.
It was the second breakthrough in three balls, after Clark completed the over earlier than by eradicating Will Fraine with a bit of additional raise that shocked the right-hander into taking part in onto his personal stumps. With that, Clark’s season tally moved to 30 which, alongside together with his 467 runs at 51.88, underlines how invaluable he has been to the stability of this XI since his arrival from Lancashire in 2018. Fittingly, he was awarded his county cap on the lunch interval.
Clark may need ticked over to 31 by then. With Yorkshire trailing by 30, skipper Jonny Tattersall, top-scorer within the first innings with an unbeaten 45, was put down on three off Clark. Once more, Patel was the slip fielder although the legitimacy of the catch would have in all probability been known as into query given how low it arrived.
Tattersall went on to a dogged 21 however had the misfortune of being caught down the leg facet off a supply from Jamie Overton that regarded like being too large for any hassle. He’d a minimum of received his crew inside 4 runs of Surrey’s whole, a deficit which was wiped with singles earlier than Jordan Thompson square-drove Overton gloriously via backward level to place Yorkshire 4 forward.
That lead was 17 (for six) by the top of the primary session, at which level the extra cynical types started fearing a tough fourth-innings chase, at the same time as an eighth-wicket stand of 63 between James Vince and James Fuller started to chip away on the 169 nonetheless wanted for victory additional down south.
Two overs after the restart, Thompson had a bruise and a brand new helmet after Overton cranked one up from the Pavilion Finish to strike him on the grille through his proper forearm. And, so as to add insult to damage, he was off 4 deliveries later when one from Worrall saved low to pin him on the shin in entrance of off stump. On the identical time, Vince holed out to deep midwicket for 73. With that, these within the stands might refocus their consideration on what was in entrance of them.
A brisk 22 from 5 overs was nipped within the bud when Dom Bess was caught down the leg facet off Roach for a diligent 43, earlier than Mike’s brisk 14 was ended by a nip-backer from Worrall with the lead at 52. And when Worrall bowled the ever-retreating Ben Coad to present himself 4 for 61, Surrey’s process was easy – 55 for the win. After which, when Kent took the final Hampshire wicket to verify a 77-run win in the course of the innings break, affirmation this 55 could be for the Championship.
The primary over introduced 16 of them: Burns guiding two fours to 3rd man between second and third slip, earlier than an imperious clip off the hips via sq. leg. A botched cost led to 4 byes in between whiles and, in flip, a carnival environment ensued in south London.
Among the many cheers for boundaries was the odd chuckle, notably when Tattersall, having given up maintaining duties to Kohler-Cadmore, began with a head-high full toss that Patel trimmed for 4 of his personal (six with the no-ball). A heartier whoop adopted when Burns pulled out an ideal reverse sweep for boundary No.5, earlier than the sixth confirmed the inevitable.
Vithushan Ehantharajah is an affiliate editor at ESPNcricinfo