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Nottinghamshire vs Surrey

Match info: County Championship Division 1 at Trent Bridge

Date: 21st Jul 2012 Status: Day 4 of 4 Umpires: R J Bailey and N L Bainton

Home team and score Away team score


328 All out (78.4 Overs)



252/6 (56.4 Overs)

Match Drawn

  • Last Updated: July 21 2012, 19:01 BST

Nottinghamshire seamer Andre Adams became the first bowler to take 50 County Championship wickets this season as his side's clash with Surrey at Trent Bridge fizzled out into a draw.

Andre Adams: 50 wickets for the season
Andre Adams: 50 wickets for the season

After two days has been lost to rain, the hosts advanced their first innings score of 178 for five to 328 all out with the help of a 145-run stand in 34 overs between Chris Read (98) and Adam Voges (59), with Stuart Meaker picking up five for 78.

In reply, Jason Roy blasted an entertaining 83 and Rory Burns (79) struck a maiden Championship half-century before Adams returned from a wicketless first spell to finish with four for 51 as Surrey closed on 252 for six.

Second-placed Nottinghamshire's frustration at being unable to agree a last innings runs chase with Surrey - which would have made a positive result possible - was tempered by leaders Warwickshire's defeat at Somerset.

With the top two having taken eight points from this round of matches, the Bears remain just one point in front at the summit, albeit with a game in hand.

Batting looked relatively straightforward in the sun as Read and Voges quickly added to a sixth-wicket stand that already stood at 94 when play began.

Australian Voges went to fifty comfortably enough but was trapped lbw by a Jon Lewis inswinger soon after with the total on 229 having faced 118 balls and hit eight boundaries.

Read continued unflustered and found an able partner in Ben Phillips, the pair adding a further 74 in 15 overs.

The home skipper, who faced 135 deliveries and struck 16 fours, looked destined for a second century of the campaign only to fall two short as he was bowled by Meaker's grubber.

Nottinghamshire still appeared set for 350, until the wickets of Phillips (47 from 72 balls), Adams and Harry Gurney in quick succession put paid to such hopes.

Surrey scored at a lively pace from the outset with Burns and Zafar Ansari (32) putting on 85 for the first wicket before the latter was yorked by Andy Carter.

Roy then took the attack to Nottinghamshire as 82 runs came in just 11 overs before Adams hit back with the wickets of Burns and Zander de Bruyn in the space of three balls.

Roy continued his 50-ball blitz and reverse swept Samit Patel for consecutive sixes, two of his five to go with eight fours, only for the spinner to have him stumped the very next ball.

Either side of the number three's exit, Adams picked up Steven Davies and Matthew Spriegel, but Meaker (29 not out) steered the visitors past 250 for an extra batting point.