Glamorgan maintain victory hope against Surrey

LV County Championship Division Two, The Oval
Close of play, day three: Glamorgan 419 & 46-0, Surrey 284
Glamorgan 7pts, Surrey 4pts
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Surrey trail by 181 runs going into the final day against Glamorgan after losing much of the third day to rain.

Resuming on 240-6, the home side quickly lost Gareth Batty to the second ball of the day from Will Owen.

Chris Schofield (30) and Chris Jordan then offered enough resistance to help Surrey avoid the follow-on as they totalled 284.

But Gareth Rees and William Bragg scored quickly to make 46-0 before rain halted a much-curtailed day's play.

Less than 14 overs were bowled before the weather put paid to any further play before lunch, in which time Glamorgan made short work of mopping up the Surrey tail, young Chris Ashling claiming a new career-best of 4-47.

Heavy showers then limited the afternoon session to little more than 11 overs' action before the heavens opened.

Tom Maynard carried out a creditable job behind the stumps against his old county in the absence of Steven Davies, who withdrew with an ankle problem, until Rory Burns, Surrey's 2nd XI wicketkeeper arrived at The Oval.

CLOSE OF PLAY SUMMARY

BBC Wales cricket reporter Cennydd Davies:

"Glamorgan will need to score quickly on Friday morning in order to avoid the match petering out on the final day.

"At one point, a fifth successive win looked likely after the bowlers made light work of the tail.

"With a lead of 135 the visitors were in control but torrential rain after lunch meant that only 12 overs were completed."

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