General News | 18th September 2008
Surrey V Notts (Day Two) Round-Up
Mark Wagh and Samit Patel scored classy centuries to put Notts in a commanding position against relegated-Surrey.
Surrey will compete in LV County Championship Division Two next season after the bizarre dismissal of Shoahib Akhtar ended their quest for maximum batting points.
Akhtar hit his wicket after being struck in the body by an Andre Adams bouncer and only joined the Surrey attack after an hour of treatment. Surrey wicket keeper Jonathan Batty was another casualty, leaving the action for an x-ray on his finger after struggling to take a delivery from Stuart Meaker.
Notts lost Will Jefferson in the morning session when he edged to stand-in keeper Scott Newman. Newman couldn’t hold the ball but deflected it to Usman Afzaal at first slip to leave Notts 15-1.
Bilal Shafayat and Mark Wagh made steady progress until Shafayat edged to the wicket keeper bu Patel’s arrival sparked a remarkable partnership of 242 from 227 balls.
Wagh had made 50 by that stage and continued alongside Patel to take Notts from 110-2 to 352-3.
Patel was caught by Hodgson after hitting a lofted drive to midwicket and just one more run was added before Wagh edged to the wicket keeper.
Ashwell Prince was bowled by Hussain after adding 24 and Notts will resume with Graeme Swann (30) and Darren Pattinson (12) looking to extend a lead of 153 on 420-5.