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Rain Ruins Surrey's Visit

By Gary Watton
June 26 2017

Headingley's inaugural experiment with a day-night four-day match was completely sabotaged by almost three days of filthy weather which nullified Surrey's progress and rescued a beleaguered Yorkshire team once more on the receiving end of a big total. Star of the truncated show was unquestionably Kumar Sangakkara who dazzled with a big unbeaten ton. Had his team not declared, he could easily have gone on to in excess of 350. His rich vein of form this summer evokes memories of Lara in his prime, or Hick before he tried playing for England. As for the Tykes, few reputations were enhanced by this non-contest. Drastic improvements with bat and ball and weather are all called for!

YORKSHIRE versus Surrey; in Leeds; Monday the 26th to Thursday the 29th of June; Surrey chose to bat.

Surrey first innings: 516 for seven declared (Sangakkara 180*, Burns 90, Roy 87)

YORKSHIRE first innings: 27 for one

Match drawn. YORKSHIRE seven points, Surrey ten points.


Lyth - After the visitors piled on the runs, it was almost inevitable that the hosts would struggle to reciprocate. Lyth could only manage a puny effort of eight runs.

Lees - His rain-interrupted innings of five not out was accumulated over thirty-two balls. Clearly his confidence is low. He's batting like a frightened little rabbit.

Root - Joe accelerated to twelve runs off thirteen deliveries before the deluge arrived. He also bowled six overs, without success, at a cost of 31 runs.

Bairstow - Regrettably Jonny didn't get to bat and had to make do with a lengthy stint behind the stumps where he took three catches, including Surrey's openers.

Ballance - Gary Ballance lost the toss and lost the opportunity to bat, as he was whisked away after the first two days, for a prior engagement with England's Lions.

Handscomb - Peter took a catch to dismiss Foakes, but rain prevented him from batting. It is unlikely that he would have emulated Sangakkara's performance.

Rashid - Adil had a miserable time, bowling sixteen fruitless overs that yielded neither a maiden nor a wicket at a cost of 107 runs. This was simply wretched.

Bresnan - The returning Brezza could only muster two wickets from his 25.1 overs, costing ninety-one runs, amidst the Surrey onslaught.

Brooks - The headband warrior competed manfully with Rashid for the worst bowling performance, as he sent down eighteen overs at a cost of 109 runs.

Patterson - Steve was the best of a bad bunch, bowling 26 overs, with five maidens, and taking a couple of wickets at a cost of seventy-three runs.

Coad - Even our latest prodigy couldn't escape the carnage that befell our bowlers. His 24 overs cost 99 runs, producing merely three maidens and two wickets.


BATSMEN 'CHART' (minimum requirement: one hundred runs and average in excess of forty):

Ballance: average - 101.88; 815 runs; highest score - 203*

Brooks: average - 46.33; 139 runs; highest score - 109*


BOWLERS' 'CHART' (minimum requirement: ten wickets):

Coad: average - 17.54; 35 wickets; best bowling - six for 25

Sidebottom: average - 16.42; nineteen wickets; best bowling - five for fifty-six

Bresnan: average - 28.88; seventeen wickets; best bowling - four for fifty-three

Patterson: average - 39.36; eleven wickets; best bowling - three for 28

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