Captain Rory Burns hit the successful boundary to offer Surrey a 22-point win.© Twitter
Surrey demolished Yorkshire via 10 wickets inside of 3 days on the Oval on Thursday to win their moment County Championship identify in 5 years. Yorkshire, following on within the four-day fit, have been brushed aside for 208 — after making 179 in respond to Surrey’s first-innings 333 — with Australian paceman Daniel Worrall taking 4-61. That left Surrey wanting simply 55 runs for victory, figuring out second-placed Hampshire had already misplaced to Kent at Southampton.
Surrey captain Rory Burns, discarded via England as a gap batsman, hit the successful boundary to offer Surrey a 22-point win that left them an unassailable 27 issues forward of neighbours Hampshire with only one spherical left to play.
Surrey’s 8th win from 13 video games this season supposed they remained the one county within the Championship’s two divisions but to lose this season.
Their twenty first identify got here as their south London headquarters used to be renamed the Micky Stewart Oval in honour in their 90-year-old former captain and supervisor, the skipper in their 1971 Championship-winning facet.
For Hampshire, defeat at house to Kent prolonged the south coast membership’s 49-year look ahead to a 3rd Championship identify and denied them a double after their Twenty20 Blast triumph in July.
Hampshire have gained 9 Championship video games to Surrey’s 8 however a 3rd defeat used to be all however sealed once they have been brushed aside for simply 57 via Kent to concede a first-innings deficit of 108 runs.
Nineteen Fifties from Joe Weatherley, captain James Vince and James Fuller saved Hampshire within the hunt to chase down a goal of 378.
However hopes of including to their 1961 and 1973 titles have been dashed once they have been brushed aside for 300, with towering seamer Nathan Gilchrist taking 4-60.
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