Surrey v Hampshire: Jason Roy in fine form for hosts at The Oval

Jason Roy
Roy has hit two centuries and four half-centuries in his last eight innings
LV= County Championship Division Two, The Kia Oval
Close, day two: Surrey 382-5 v Hampshire
Surrey 4 pts, Hampshire 1 pt
Match scorecard

Jason Roy hit an unbeaten century to put Surrey in charge against Division Two leaders Hampshire at The Oval.

Roy's innings of 114 not out came off only 113 balls and included 14 fours and three sixes, as the hosts finished a rain-interrupted second day on 382-5.

After resuming on 68-1, Vikram Solanki (57) and Sri Lankan Tillakaratne Dilshan (69) hit fifties, before both fell to spinner Danny Briggs (3-99).

Surrey captain Gary Wilson will resume on 63 not out with Roy in the morning.

The century for South Africa-born Roy continues the tremendous form the 23-year-old has been showing over the last few weeks, having now struck two hundreds and four half centuries in his last eight innings in both the County Championship and T20 Blast.

BBC London 94.9's Mark Church:

"Jason Roy played magnificently and Surrey find themselves in a strong position at stumps on the second day.

"Roy dominated the afternoon and evening sessions after Vikram Solanki and Tillakaratne Dilshan had laid the platform.

"Against an excellent Hampshire attack, Roy looked in complete control and played some delicious shots as he joined forces with his captain Gary Wilson.

"Roy's century arrived with a perfectly executed cover drive and he is putting it together in all forms of the game.

"Wilson played intelligently and with both batsmen undefeated Surrey will look to push past 400 tomorrow morning and then let their bowlers have a go at the league leaders."

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