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Surrey wrap up victory on Day Three

Tuesday 23rd June 2015
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Written by Danny Painter

Surrey claimed a 222-run win in the LV= County Championship fixture at The 3aaa County Ground after the hosts were dismissed for 125 in the final session on Day Three.

James Burke scored a career best 73 with valuable contributions coming from Dominic Sibley (46) and Gareth Batty (37) to help the visitors to 315 all out, despite the best efforts of Mark Footitt  who returned figures of 4-102.

Having been set 348 to win, Derbyshire lost regular wickets with Luke Fletcher and Burke taking two early wickets apiece, before eventually bowling out the hosts for 125 after Surrey opted to take the extra half an hour to wrap up their victory.

Surrey resumed on 77-2 in the morning, with Tony Palladino getting Derbyshire off to a good start as he clean bowled South Africa international Dean Elgar for 19 in the second over of the day.

Sibley played well alongside Ben Foakes in a partnership of 59 that frustrated Derbyshire’s bowlers, before Wayne White trapped Sibley lbw for 46 and Footitt clean bowled Foakes for 16 in successive overs.

Footitt bowled Gary Wilson with the second ball after lunch to claim his fourth wicket, with four of the top six now bowled by the 29-year-old.

But Burke responded by scoring his maiden first-class fifty in the afternoon session in a partnership of 83 with Batty, before Wes Durston had Batty caught by Billy Godleman at point for 37.

Tom Poynton ran Tom Curran out for 13 with a direct hit after the lead had passed the 300 mark, with Tom Taylor grabbing his first wicket of the innings the next ball as Burke went lbw for 73. Surrey were bowled out for 315 on the cusp of tea as Fletcher was caught at third man for 14, with Taylor taking the final wicket.

In pursuit of 348 for victory, Derbyshire lost wickets at regular intervals. Godleman dragged on to be bowled by Curran for 10, before Fletcher had Hamish Rutherford and Wayne Madsen caught at slip, prior to Burke dismissing Chesney Hughes and Ben Slater in successive overs to leave the hosts on 48-5.

White showed some resistance but he was lbw to Curran for 23, with Poynton suffering a similar fate against the bowling of Batty in the next over.

Surrey decided to take the extra half hour with Derbyshire on 86-7, and they subsequently took the final three wickets to bowl Derbyshire out for 125 and wrap up the win inside three days.

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Derbyshire are back in home NatWest T20 Blast action on Friday 26 June when they welcome Notts Outlaws to The 3aaa County Ground for the East Midlands derby. 

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