Captain Rory Burns hit the profitable boundary to present Surrey a 22-point win.© Twitter
Surrey demolished Yorkshire by 10 wickets inside three days on the Oval on Thursday to win their second County Championship title in 5 years. Yorkshire, following on within the four-day match, had been dismissed for 208 — after making 179 in reply to Surrey’s first-innings 333 — with Australian paceman Daniel Worrall taking 4-61. That left Surrey needing simply 55 runs for victory, realizing second-placed Hampshire had already misplaced to Kent at Southampton.
Surrey captain Rory Burns, discarded by England as a gap batsman, hit the profitable boundary to present Surrey a 22-point win that left them an unassailable 27 factors forward of neighbours Hampshire with only one spherical left to play.
Surrey’s eighth win from 13 video games this season meant they remained the one county within the Championship’s two divisions but to lose this season.
Their twenty first title got here as their south London headquarters was renamed the Micky Stewart Oval in honour of their 90-year-old former captain and supervisor, the skipper of their 1971 Championship-winning aspect.
For Hampshire, defeat at residence to Kent prolonged the south coast membership’s 49-year look ahead to a 3rd Championship title and denied them a double after their Twenty20 Blast triumph in July.
Hampshire have received 9 Championship video games to Surrey’s eight however a 3rd defeat was all however sealed after they had been dismissed for simply 57 by Kent to concede a first-innings deficit of 108 runs.
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 had been dashed after they had been dismissed for 300, with towering seamer Nathan Gilchrist taking 4-60.
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