Mark Stoneman raises century as Surrey settle for draw at Leicestershire


Chris Wright claims five-for as Stoneman shares 164-run stand with Rory Burns, who contributes 75

Surrey 324 (Burns 75, Stoneman 119, Wright 5-60) drew with Leicestershire 496 (Evans 112, Harris 101, Swindells 103, Mike 74, Virdi 6-171)

A damp outfield that delayed the start of play for nearly three hours, coming on top of the loss of the entire third day to the weather, resulted in Leicestershire and Surrey settling for a draw in their LV= Insurance County Championship match at The UptonSteel County Ground.

There was some fine cricket played in the 48 overs possible however, as after Surrey resumed on 146 without loss, Leicestershire took all ten of the visitors’ first-innings wickets for a further 178 runs.

Seamer Chris Wright led the way by picking up 5 for 60, with left-arm spinner Callum Parkinson taking three wickets as the pitch began to offer turn.

Mark Stoneman’s fine century, made from 208 deliveries, ensured Surrey picked up three batting bonus points.

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