Ryan Patel stars in Surrey's victory over Somerset

Wednesday 27th April 2022 07:52 EDT

Somerset suffered their third defeat in county championship as they lost to Surrey by three wickets at the Kia Oval. It was the Surrey opener Ryan Patel, continuing his fine start to the season, who led his side to victory. He made 102 as the home side successfully chased the 237 they needed to win on the final day, although not without losing seven wickets in pursuit of their target.
Ben Foakes finished unbeaten on 48 having passed concussion tests after a collision with his team-mate Jamie Overton had forced him off the field on Saturday. There was some good news for England with the return of Sam Curran after six months out with a stress fracture. He bowled only ten overs but scored 113 runs in the match.
Elsewhere in Division One at Canterbury, Hampshire wrapped up an innings victory over Kent who were bowled out for 296, with Kyle Abbott taking five for 29 from 16 overs. Hampshire remain on the heels of Surrey with two wins from three.
Northamptonshire ground out a draw against Yorkshire at Northampton. The New Zealand opener Will Young batted for six hours, making 96, as the home team saved the match. Yorkshire are set to be without Matthew Fisher for the next four weeks due to a back injury. That is likely to rule the pace bowler - who made his debut in the West Indies - out of the first Test against New Zealand in early June.
In Division Two, there was a thumping victory for Derbyshire over Leicestershire, set up by another double century by Pakistan’s Shan Masood, his second in as many weeks.

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