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Match report day 2: Lancs v Surrey in Championship 2003
by Neil Adams


Scorecard:Lancashire v Surrey

Summary for Day 2

When John Wood returned to the pavilion at 5.30pm with Lancashire struggling on 262 for 9, a vast majority of spectators took the opportunity to leave the ground. They were keen to avoid the football traffic. Those supporters who decided to stay and watch the cricket were richly rewarded with an exhilarating 10th wicket stand between Carl Hooper and Gary Keedy. The pair added 79 runs in just 78 minutes as Lancashire gained a narrow 4 run advantage over Surrey. Earlier in the day, Mark Currie and Stuart Law added 109 for the third wicket as the hosts developed a strong platform. Law's demise at 3.22pm signalled yet another middle collapse as three further batsmen returned to the pavilion before 4pm. At tea Lancashire were 218 for 6 and Surrey seemed to be set for a useful first innings lead. Hegg, Martin and Wood all contributed valuable runs before Carl Hooper destroyed Surrey's bowlers and potentially ruined their championship dream

 

Bowling Performance of the Day

Lancashire only required 17 deliveries to conclude Surrey's first innings on the second morning. Batty added just 2 runs while Tim Murtagh scored 5 runs before being clean bowled by Peter Martin, who finished with 3 for 54

 

Batting Performance of the Day

There were a number of batting hero's on the second day. Making his debut for the first team in the championship, Mark Currie scored 56 runs from 152 balls (6 x 4). Mark appeared to be at ease with Surrey's bowling attack although he did survive a drop catch at 2nd slip on 45, and a run out opportunity on 55. Stuart Law scored 67 runs from 75 balls (10 x 4). Currie and Law added 109 runs for the third wicket. Carl Hooper scored a brilliant 114 runs from 147 balls (11 x 4 & 5 x 6) - he moved from 49 not out with Gary Keedy as his last partner at the crease. The pair added 79 priceless runs with Keedy surviving 36 deliveries for just one run (8 extras). Surrey were completely devoid of ideas how to cope with Hooper. Lancashire's overseas hero turned a certain first innings deficit into a 4 run advantage

 

Fielding Performance of the Day

Lancashire only fielded for 15 minutes on the second day. Nothing significant to report in this period of time. Surrey generally fielded in a tidy manner, but must have dreaded the moment when Tim Murtagh dropped Carl Hooper on 88. Earlier in the day, Ian Salisbury and Graham Thorpe missed one of the easiest run out opportunities of the season. With Mark Currie trapped in the middle of the wicket, they somehow contrived to miss the stumps with a couple of attempts

 

Highlights of the Day

  • Taking Surrey;s last wicket with the addition of just 7 runs
  • The debut and innings of Mark Currie
  • The 109 partnership between Currie and Law
  • Hooper's brilliant 100
  • The 79 partnership between Keedy and Hooper
  • Gaining a 4 run lead - this seemed highly unlikely when the ninth wicket fell at 262

 

Lowlights of the Day

  • Not gaining a fourth batting point by 9 runs
  • The middle order collapse during the afternoon session
  • Warren Hegg's dismissal - a poor hook shot shortly after tea to the waiting fielder

 

Contentious Discussion Point of the Day

Surrey bowled very slowly throughout the day. Their over rate was minus 2 at lunch, minus 1 at tea and minus 3 at close. When Lancashire's innings was completed at 6.48 pm, nearly 6 overs remained to be bowled. The finish time would easily exceeded 7pm

 

Key Notes of the Day

  • Murtagh b Martin 5 - 337 all out in the 103rd over - Batty 154* - 11.15am
  • Sutcliffe caught Hollioake bowled Mahmood 8 - 18 for 1 in the 8th over - Chilton 6*
  • 50 for 1 in the 14th over - Chilton 27* Currie 9*
  • Chilton bowled Murtagh 27 - 60 for 2 in the 21st over - Currie 19*
  • Lunch - 88 for 2 from 26 overs - Currie 27* Law 20*
  • 101 for 2 in the 30th over - Currie 36* Law 24*
  • 50 partnership - 110 for 2 in the 32nd over - Currie 36* Law 33*
  • Currie 45 dropped by Mahmood at 2nd slip - 137 for 2 in the 43rd over - Law 49*
  • 50 Law from 57 balls (8 x 4) - 142 for 2 in the 43rd over - Currie 46*
  • 50 Currie from 121 balls (5 x 4) - 146 for 2 in the 44th over - Law 53*
  • 151 for 2 in the 45th over - Currie 50* Law 54*
  • 100 partnership - 163 for 2 in the 47th over - Currie 55* Law 61*
  • Law caught Brown bowled Salisbury 67 - 169 for 3 in the 50th over - Currie 55*
  • Missed run out opportunity by Salisbury/Thorpe - Currie 55* - 170 for 3 in the 51st over
  • Currie caught Mahmood bowled Ormond 56 - 175 for 4 in the 55th over - Hooper 5*
  • Schofield lbw bowled Salisbury 0 - 178 for 5 in the 56th over - Hooper 7*
  • Chapple 1 dropped by Batty - 183 for 5 in the 57th over - Hooper 11*
  • Chapple caught Mahmood bowled Ormond 1 (Next ball after drop) - 183 for 6 in the 57th over - Hooper 11*
  • 203 for 6 in the 63rd over - Hooper 20* Hegg 11*
  • Tea - 218 for 6 from 67 overs - Hooper 26* Hegg 19* - 4.35pm - over rate minus 1
  • Hegg caught Ormond bowled Mahmood 19 - 221 for 7 in the 69th over - Hooper 28
  • 251 for 7 in the 73rd over - Hooper 46* Martin 8*
  • Martin caught bowled Mahmood 8 - 251 for 8 in the 73rd over - Hooper 46*
  • Wood bowled Salisbury 6 - 262 for 9 in the 76th over - Hooper 49*
  • 50 Hooper from 71 balls (4 x 6 & 1 x 6) - 266 for 9 in the 77th over - Keedy 0*
  • 301 for 9 in the 83rd over - Hooper 83* Keedy 0*
  • Hooper 88 dropped by Murtagh at square leg - 307 for 9 in the 84th over - Keedy 0*
  • Keedy 1st run of partnership (46 runs)
  • 50 partnership - 312 for 9 in the 86th over - Hooper 92* Keedy 1*
  • 100 Hooper from 124 balls (11 x 4 & 3 x 6) - 320 for 9 in the 88th over - Keedy 1*
  • 340 for 9 in the 93rd over - Hooper 114* Keedy 1* - Lead by 3 runs
  • New ball taken for the start of the 95th over - Hooper 114* Keedy 1*
  • Hooper caught b Mahmood 114 - 341 all out - 6.48pm - Keedy 1* - Lead by 4
  • Close of play despite 2 overs outstanding due to time of last wicket
  • Lancashire 6 points, Surrey 6 points

 


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

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