County Championship: Surrey ease to win at Leicestershire

Tom Curran
Tom Curran has taken 25 wickets in the County Championship this season
LV= County Championship Division Two, Grace Road
Surrey 261 & 284: Davies 47 not out, Foakes 46; Shreck 4-67
Leicestershire 190 & 177: O'Brien 54, Curran 5-53
Surrey win by 178 runs
Surrey 21 pts, Leicestershire 3 pts
Match scorecard

Tom Curran's five-wicket haul helped Surrey to a 178-run win over Leicestershire at Grace Road.

Resuming on 217-6, Steven Davies (47 not out) saw Surrey to 284 all out, setting the hosts a target of 356.

Matt Dunn trapped opener Matthew Boyce lbw with the first ball of the chase, before Chris Tremlett and Curran (5-53) reduced Leicestershire to 33-4.

Only Niall O'Brien (54) and Ben Raine (28) provided any resistance as Leicestershire were skittled for 177.

The result means Surrey are still unbeaten in Division Two, having won three and drawn four games this season.

Seamer Curran's five wicket haul is the second of his career, while his match figures of 9-92 are his best in first-class cricket.

Leicestershire pace bowler Clint McKay:

"We just didn't play the conditions well enough especially with the bat in hand.

"We were good enough to get 20 wickets for the game once again which is very pleasing but we didn't get 200 in either innings so that's definitely something we need to look at moving forward.

"At times this year and through this game we've had stages where we've batted really well and bowled really well, but we're struggling to put four days of cricket together at the moment."

Surrey pace bowler Tom Curran:

"When you get one (wicket) you've got to try to kick on because coming in on a wicket like that when the boys are running in hard is not easy, so that's what we did and it paid off.

"We've played on a few really flat wickets this year and it's not as easy to cash in there.

"Getting a few wickets is always nice, but getting a win and they day off is the most important thing."

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