Friday 20 September 2013 

Warwickshire v Surrey, LV= County Championship


Day 4

Evans and Javid continued on the final day and had taken their partnership on to seventy nine before Evans 34, tried to cut a very wide delivery from Meaker and only suceeded in lobbing a catch to Burns at extra cover.

When Rikki Clarke then lost his middle stump from an inside edge attempting to drive Linley, Warwickshire were still one hundrd and ffity five runs short of their target, but the arrival of Chris Woakes to join the increasingly confident Javid and together they batted Surrey out of the game and in doing relegated them to the second division next season.

Javid completed his century just before tea and with Woakes, twelve fours in his seventy nine, stroking the ball beautifully through the covers to the boundary, the Bears reached their target just before four o'clock with Javid unbeaten on his second first-class century of the summer on 119.

Warwickshire took seventeen points and Surrey five

Day 3

After rain again prevented any play befor elunch, Surrey declared on their overnight total of 400-5 when play resumed on the third afternoon.

Varun Chopra and Ian Westwood rattled up an unbroken partnership of 120 before Chopra declared 280 runs behind Surrey, who then forfeited their second innings leaving Warwickshire atarget of 281 for victory from a minimum of 117 overs. 

Needing a win to keep hopes of Division One survival alive, Surrey started well removing both Chopra 0 and Westwood 14 before Evans and Javid took the Bears past 50 without further loss.

Day 2

Heavy overnight and early morning rain prevented any play before lunch on the second day but when it finally did get underway, Amla and Solanki continued to look for quick runs racing to a century partnership before Amla 77 edged Barker to Chopra at slip.

Vikram Solanki completed his second century of the season just before tea when Surrey were 212-3 and now partnered by Steven Davies added one hundred and eighty two for the fourth wicket before Woakes bowled him for 162 after taking the new ball.

Davies completed his century and was then out next ball for 103, pulling Chambers to Javid at deep mid-wicket as Surrey tried to reach four hundred and maximum batting points before the close.

Wilson and Ansari added the twenty six runs needed to achieve this target as Surrey closed the day on 400-5


Day 1

Varun Chopra won the toss at an overcast Edgbaston and put relegation threatened Surrey into bat in front of the smallest crowd of the season.

Keith Barker made two early strikes when his in-swingers trapped both openers, Rory Burns 4 and Dominic  Sibley 0, lbw before Hashim Amla and Vikram Solanki steadied the visitors to reach 59-2 from almost eighteen overs when rain stopped play.

There was no immediate re-start after lunch as the rain continued and play was abandoned for the day at four o'clock.

Live ball-by-ball commentary will be available on BBC Radio WM and BBC Radio Coventry & Warwickshire.

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