Hampshire vs Surrey

Match info: County Championship Division 2 at The Ageas Bowl

Date: 30th Apr 2014 Status: Day 4 of 4 Umpires: M R Benson and R J Evans

Home team and score Away team score

Hampshire

400/6 Dec (101.1 Overs)

Result

Surrey

99/2 (38.0 Overs)

Match Drawn

  • Last Updated: April 30 2014, 18:08 BST

County Championship Division 2 at the Aegeas Bowl.

Hampshire's James Vince hit 159 in draw
Hampshire's James Vince hit 159 in draw

Hampshire's James Vince made the best of a heavily rain-affected draw with Surrey by hitting an impressive 159 in LV= County Championship Division Two.

The result became inevitable after the third day at The Rose Bowl was completely washed out after the first two days had been heavily interrupted by the weather.

Hampshire resumed their first innings on 289 for three on day four and their opponents did not take long to make an impact as Will Smith added only three more to his overnight total of 23 before being caught off the bowling of Matt Dunn (one for 99).

Vince, undeterred by the conditions, soldiered on and took his total past the 150-mark.

Hampshire began to settle at the crease but Joe Gatting handed the momentum back to Surrey as he was caught by Dominic Sibley for 11 off the bowling of Stuart Meaker (two for 72).

Just two overs later, another wicket tumbled and this time it was the all-important Vince who was removed as Tom Curran (two for 85) drew a nick that went through to keeper Steven Davies.

Vince's 159 was his third highest score for Hampshire and his second century of the season after he hit 144 against Gloucester a fortnight ago.

Sean Ervine (21) and Michael Bates (28) guided the hosts to 363 for six at lunch, and the unbeaten pair took their team to 400 before Hampshire declared.

The home side then enjoyed a strong start after the turnaround as Surrey danger man Graeme Smith (three) was dismissed lbw by James Tomlinson (one for 38).

Fellow opening bat Rory Burns (53) steadied matters with a composed half-century that included seven fours and the 23-year-old was still unbeaten at the close of play.

At the other end, Dominic Sibley pushed for one run too many in the 21st over and was duly run out by Matt Coles on 20.

Zafar Ansari came to the crease and added 14 to the score but the match was declared a draw with Surrey 99 for two.

The draw means Hampshire remain unbeaten and are now second in the table while Surrey are sixth and still looking for their first win of the season.