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Nottinghamshire vs Surrey

Match info: County Championship Division 1 at Trent Bridge

Date: 18th May 2013 Status: Day 4 of 4 Umpires: M J D Bodenham and S J O'Shaughnessy

Home team and score Away team score


274 All out (96.3 Overs)
191 All out (66.2 Overs)



207 All out (76.2 Overs)
144 All out (52.3 Overs)

Nottinghamshire win by 114 runs

  • Last Updated: May 19 2013, 10:16 BST

Nottinghamshire's seam attack helped propel their side to a 114-run LV= County Championship Division One victory over Surrey in favourable conditions.

Harry Gurney: Helped propel Nottinghamshire to victory
Harry Gurney: Helped propel Nottinghamshire to victory

Under heavy cloud cover, and with the pitch possessing enough pace, bounce and sideways movement to keep the slip cordon encouraged, Harry Gurney and Paul Franks shared the five wickets that fell during the morning session to effectively end the Surrey resistance.

Franks added a further scalp to end with the stand-out figures of three for 16, while Gurney, in his second season at Notts after leaving Leicestershire, claimed three for 40 as Surrey eventually folded for 144 in 52.3 overs.

Beginning the final day on 73 for three in pursuit of a victory target of 259, Surrey had begun confidently enough, with Rory Burns moving to a fluent half century from 87 deliveries with 10 boundaries.

His dismissal as he was caught behind off Franks sparked a genuine shift in momentum as the home side sensed an opportunity to seize the initiative.

Franks, playing in his first championship match of the season, swiftly removed Zander de Bruyn for the second time in the match before Gurney picked up a cluster of three wickets in rapid succession.

Gary Wilson chipped tamely back to the left-arm pace bowler, Gareth Batty edged into the waiting hands of Samit Patel at second slip and, crucially, Steven Davies chopped on for 28.

Despite the floodlights being on throughout, as they had been on the third day, the victory charge was briefly interrupted by a 20-minute stoppage as the conditions deteriorated.

Notts were not unduly detained, with victory secured shortly after lunch as Franks removed Tim Linley, with the help of a catch at slip by Alex Hales before Stuart Meaker, who had taken eight wickets in the match, lofted Patel into the off side where Ed Cowan took a routine catch.

The victory was a personal success for James Taylor, skippering Notts for the first time in the absence of the injured Chris Read.

Suffering their first loss at Trent Bridge since 1992, Surrey now sit eighth in the Division One table, without a win from any of their opening five matches.

Meanwhile, Nottinghamshire's 21 point-haul lifts them to sixth in the table with a game in hand on most of the sides above them.