Current Match Report – Surrey vs Notts Group 1 2021
A complete of 548 runs scored in 52 overs as rain triggers 30-over mayhem
There is a typically held view that the lifetime of a contemporary sportsperson is a glamorous affair stuffed with journey and adulation. And it is true, the great days will be fairly rattling good.
However not when you’re a bowler confronted with Guildford. It is a desperately powerful floor on which to bowl. The flat pitch is complemented by brief boundaries and an outfield that slopes a bit of from the sq. which means the ball picks up tempo because it approaches the rope. Actually, it is the form of place to make a bowler want that they had persuaded a profession in sewage therapy as a substitute of sport. It’s brutal.
Some will recommend that such surfaces, providing little stability between bat and ball, aren’t particularly good for the sport. And it’s true that an try from a pensioner to throw a ball again into the bottom – it took him 4 efforts – was one of many extra aggressive moments of the afternoon. The fence actually did put up a terrific battle. However for anybody who wasn’t a bowler – or particularly sympathetic to bowlers – it supplied wealthy leisure for a crowd which included former Prime Minster, Sir John Main, a lot of households on summer time vacation and a stag occasion dressed as flamingos.
Surrey had reached 28 for 1 after eight overs earlier than rain interrupted their innings. However, after a protracted delay, they resumed in such fashion that they plundered 282 within the subsequent 22 overs. 200 and eighty two! Their innings included 23 sixes and, not solely the quickest Record A century from a Surrey participant since 2007, however what’s believed to be the quickest Record A half-century ever made in England (an equally fast one was made in Wales by Somerset’s Graham Rose).
The century, reached in simply 59 balls, was scored by Patel. It was an innings that improved his Record A career-best by 90 and tripled the variety of sixes he had hit throughout codecs from 5 to fifteen. He later took an excellent catch – operating in and diving ahead from the quilt boundary – to account for Haseeb Hameed. He had, briefly, an exquisite day.
Patel truly began comparatively cautiously. With Surrey having misplaced an early wicket – Hashim Amla walked after gloving one down the legside – he took 27 deliveries to make his first 16 runs. However shortly after play resumed, Patel appeared to be a person reborn. He thrashed 115 from the ultimate 43 balls of his innings, together with 25 from a Matthew Montgomery over which included a six from every of the primary three balls.
Surrey truly scored 311. However the DLS algorithm lowered Nottinghamshire’s goal to 300. Understandably, that brought on some consternation across the floor, nevertheless it appears the reasoning was that Surrey had benefited from eight powerplay overs and Notts had solely six.
It is price noting the scale of the gang, too. Regardless of the rain, simply over 3,000 spectators – or ‘haters’ as they may be known as by some – stayed to look at this run-fest. At Taunton and Chelmsford, Scarborough and Bristol, this competitors is constant to win encouraging help. May that present that the Hundred and the county recreation can co-exist? It definitely may very well be interpreted that manner. Or possibly it simply exhibits there is a marketplace for cricket scheduled the place and when individuals can see it. Twenty overs, 50 or 30 overs a aspect; we’ve an amazing recreation. Except, in fact, you are a bowler.
George Dobell is a senior correspondent at ESPNcricinfo