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Match report day 1: Lancs v Surrey in Championship 2003
by Neil Adams


Scorecard:Lancashire v Surrey

Summary for Day 1

Neither Surrey or Lancashire could claim to have been disappointed, or entire content with the first days play. Surrey will consider their score to be much lower than they would have expected, considering they built two partnerships in excess of hundred, and that opening batsman, Jon Batty was 152 not out by the close. The hosts will consider that they allowed Surrey off the hook from 148 for 5 mid way through the afternoon session. In truth the main beneficiary of the days play were Sussex. Lancashire no longer pose a threat, while Surrey now seem unlikely to gain maximum batting points. Surrey won the toss and elected to bat. Ward fell cheaply in the 3rd over, before Thorpe and Batty added 104 for the second wicket Lancashire gained control shortly after lunch, but Surrey's deep batting line up produced the goods once again - 113 added for the 6th wicket by Batty and Azhar Mahmood. A combination of poor stroke play and good bowling with the second new ball, allowed Lancashire to finish the day on an equal par and leave the game finely poised

 

Bowling Performance of the Day

Lancashire's 3 spinners all bowled exceptionally tightly. Keedy's first 11 overs only cost 11 runs. Hooper's first 10 overs went for just 9 runs. Even Chris Schofield completed 10 overs for just 18 runs. Lancashire's pace attack conceded runs heavily particularly during the opening exchanges (Bearing in mind the shorter boundary to the pavilion). Keedy finished with 3 for 62 from 24 overs. Martin 2 for 49 from 13 overs, and John Wood 2 for 62 from 13.5 overs

 

Batting Performance of the Day

Jonathan Batty batted throughout the first days play. He remained unbeaten on 152 (24 x 4 & 1 x 6). He watched 9 partners come and go. He seems likely to bat through the entire innings assuming Tim Murtagh is the tenth Lancashire victim on the second day. Batty seemed to attack in phases. He never scored until the 7th over (30 minutes). Then 7 of his first 9 scoring shots were boundaries. Batty struggled to score during the afternoon session. Surrey only managed 16 runs in 76 minutes and 45 runs in 95 minutes

 

Fielding Performance of the Day

A mixture of the good, the bad and the ugly! A few sloppy misfields combined with a number of excellent stops. Hegg's stumping of Clarke was exceptional after the Surrey batsman advanced down the track to Keedy. While his catch to remove Ward was straight forward in terms of a keeper's wicket, his catch to dismiss Saqlain was tricky and unusual. Saqlain's wild swing at a slightly wide delivery from John Wood shot into the air between the slip cordon and gully. Several players converged on the ball before Hegg assumed control of the situation

 

Highlights of the Day

  • Taking 3 wickets for 5 runs in the space of 57 balls to reduce Surrey to 148 for 5.
  • Not for the first time this season, Lancashire stuck rigidly to the task in hand. They never allowed Surrey to gain the upper ground

 

Lowlights of the Day

  • Conceding two partnerships in excess of 100 (104 & 113). The next highest partnership was just 37
  • Losing the toss

 

Contentious Discussion Point of the Day

Nothing contentious to report

 

Key Notes of the Day

  • Surrey won the toss and elected to bat
  • Ward caught Hegg bowled Martin 10 - 10 for 1 in the 3rd over - Batty 0*
  • 52 for 1 in the 11th over - Batty 19* Thorpe 23*
  • 50 partnership - 62 for 1 in the 12th over - Batty 28* Thorpe 24*
  • 50 Thorpe from 79 balls (9 x 4) - 99 for 1 in the 25th over - Batty 35*
  • 101 for 1 in the 27th over - Batty 35* Thorpe 50*
  • 100 partnership - 110 for 1 in the 30th over - Batty 41* Thorpe 53*
  • Thorpe lbw bowled Chapple 57 - 114 for 2 in the 31st over - Batty 41*
  • 50 Batty from 97 balls (10 x 4) - 132 for 2 in the 36th over - Clarke 8*
  • Lunch - 132 for 2 from 36 overs - Batty 51* Clarke 8*
  • Clarke stumped Hegg bowled Keedy 11 - 143 for 3 in the 46th over - Batty 59*
  • Brown caught Sutcliffe bowled Keedy 1 - 147 for 4 in the 50th over - Batty 62*
  • Hollioake bowled Martin 0 - 148 for 5 in the 55th over - Batty 63*
  • 153 for 5 in the 56th over - Batty 63* Azhar Mahmood 5*
  • 50 partnership - 198 for 5 in the 69th over - Batty 90* Mahmood 22*
  • 202 for 5 in the 69th over - Batty 90* Mahmood 26*
  • Tea - 222 for 5 from 69 overs - Batty 95* Mahmood 41*
  • 100 Batty from 205 balls (17 x 4) - 229 for 5 in the 75th over - Mahmood 43*
  • Batty 101 missed opportunity by Hegg (Very tough) - 230 for 5 in the 76th over
  • 50 Mahmood from 73 balls (9 x 4) - 246 for 5 in the 79th over - Batty 107* 251 for 5 + 50 partnership in the 79th over - Batty 111* Mahmood 54*
  • Mahmood caught Hegg bowled Keedy 63 - 261 for 6 in the 82nd over - Batty 112*
  • Salisbury caught Currie bowled Schofield 5 - 298 for 7 in the 95th over - Batty 138*
  • 300 for 7 in the 95th over - Batty 138* Saqlain Mushtaq 0*
  • New ball taken for the start of the 98th over - 309 for 7 - Batty 144* Saqlain 4*
  • 150 Batty from 276 balls (24 x 4 & 1 x 6) - 322 for 7 in the 99th over - Saqlain 10*
  • Saqlain caught Hegg bowled Wood (Skied) 11 - 329 for 8 in the 100th over - Batty 152*
  • Ormond bowled Wood (First ball) 0 - 330 for 9 in the 100th over - Batty 152*
  • Bad light stops play at 6.05pm
  • Play abandoned for the day at 6.20pm - 330 for 9 in the 100th over - Batty 152* Murtagh 0*
  • Lancashire 3 points, Surrey 3 points

 


(Article: Copyright © 2004 Neil Adams http://www.cricketimages.co.uk/adams-report/intro.html)

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