BBC Sport cricket

IN ASSOCIATION WITH

Related BBC sites

Page last updated at 13:23 GMT, Monday, 3 August 2009 14:23 UK

Huge Surrey stand in vain at Oval

COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP DIVISION TWO, The Oval:
CLOSE OF PLAY, FINAL DAY: Surrey 608-4dec drew with Leicestershire 593-5dec and 23-0
(Surrey 9pts, Leics 8pts)
31 July - 3 August 2009


Mark Ramprakash
Mark Ramprakash smashed his way to the 15th double hundred of his career

Surrey pair Mark Ramprakash and Stewart Walters put on a third-wicket stand of 404 as their Division Two match against Leicestershire finished in a tame draw.

Their partnership was just nine runs short of the county record third-wicket stand of 413 between Darren Bicknell and David Ward against Kent in 1990.

Ramprakash made 274, while stand-in skipper Walters made 188 as the home side declared on 608-4.

Surrey then bowled nine overs in 20 minutes to avert an over-rate penalty.

Leicestershire, who had themselves piled up 593-5 declared in their first innings, then reached 23-0 as the game ended in an inevitable stalemate.

One record Ramprakash and Walters did surpass was the highest-ever stand against Leicestershire, beating the 403 put on by Essex's Graham Gooch and Paul Prichard at Chelmsford in 1990.



Print Sponsor


BBC navigation

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.