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Cameron Steel, Ryan Patel fifties set up comfortable Surrey victory

Surrey 186 for 1 (Metal 68*, Patel 67*) beat Durham 181 (Trevaskis 55, Kimber 2-15) by 9 wickets

Surrey bounced again from defeat of their opening match of the Royal London Cup to thrash Durham by 9 wickets of their Group A conflict at South Northumberland Cricket Membership in Gosforth.

The guests had been excellent with the ball to bowl out Durham for 181 from solely 40.2 overs as Yousef Majid, Nick Kimber, Matt Dunn and Conor McKerr claimed two wickets apiece. Liam Trevaksis top-scored with a career-best 55, however the house aspect had been effectively off par and had an enormous problem to defend their whole.

Cameron Metal and Ryan Patel produced a superb stand of 132 for the second wicket to knock off the runs with ease. Metal led the best way together with his second Record A half-century, pouring on the agony in opposition to his outdated membership, who had been unusual at greatest within the discipline, dropping a number of probabilities.

Surrey knocked off the successful runs with 21 overs to spare to get off the mark within the competitors.

After successful the toss, Surrey made the a lot of the new ball, dismissing Alex Lees and Scott Borthwick cheaply to make inroads into the Durham batting line-up. The 2021 Royal London Cup leading-run scorer Graham Clark seemed snug within the early overs, scoring 4 boundaries to construct his innings. Nonetheless, his knock got here to an finish in irritating circumstances, taking part in on to half-tracker from Dunn, decreasing the hosts to 51 for 3 on the finish of the powerplay.

The guests put themselves on prime by dismissing Nic Maddinson for 18, choosing out Kimber handy McKerr his first wicket. Majid then tormented the hosts together with his left-arm spin. Michael Jones acquired away with one edge between wicketkeeper and slip, however his second ended up within the grasp of Patel.

In want of a partnership, Trevaskis and Tom Waterproof coat held agency in opposition to the Surrey spinners to placed on 60 for the seventh wicket. Trevaskis made his first Record A half-century, however each set batters had been out in fast succession as Kimber claimed two wickets to interrupt the stand. Durham did not bat out their full complement of overs as Stanley McAlindon was the final man out for 13 after he bowled by Metal, leaving the guests a chase of 182.

Durham wanted early wickets to show the momentum of the sport, however spurned two probabilities two dismiss Ben Geddes to place the guests beneath stress. Lees and Luke Doneathy put down the Surrey captain on 8 and 20 off Chris Rushworth earlier than the veteran seamer lastly acquired his man to dismiss Geddes, as Maddison clung on at level.

Nonetheless, Patel and Metal laid the foundations of a dominant partnership for the second wicket and labored down the whole with ease.

Patel did give a possibility to Doneathy, however he continued his day to overlook within the discipline by shelling a simple catch off Borthwick, with the Surrey opener then pulling his subsequent ball for six. Metal continued the assault and capitalised on an ailing Durham assault to achieve his fifty from 55 balls, together with seven boundaries.

Patel adopted his team-mate to a half-century to up the ante, ending the sport with an enormous six over long-on to canter over the road with 21 overs to spare.

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