One-Day Cup: Surrey beat Derbyshire to stay top of Group A

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Kumar Sangakkara (left) and Steven Davies both made centuries for Surrey
Royal London One-Day Cup, Guildford
Surrey 326-6 (50 overs): Davies 115, Sangakkara 109
Derbyshire 249 (41.5 overs): Durston 129; Burke 5-28
Surrey (2 pts) won by 77 runs
Match scorecard

Steven Davies and Kumar Sangakkara both scored centuries as Surrey beat Derbyshire by 77 runs at Guildford to stay top of Group A in the One-Day Cup.

Davies made 115 off 117 deliveries and Sangakkara fired 109 from 104 balls as the pair put on 204 runs for the second wicket before the hosts reached 326-6.

Derbyshire captain Wes Durston hit five sixes in his 98-ball innings of 129, but his side could only make 249.

James Burke was the pick of the Surrey bowlers, taking 5-28 in his side's win.

Surrey, whose total was the sixth highest in the competition this season, have now won all four of their One-Day Cup matches that have been completed - with one game abandoned - and remain two points clear at the top.

Davies's century continued his excellent form in the tournament after he had scored 99 versus Northants and 98 against Durham.

Surrey play bottom-placed side Worcestershire at the Oval on Tuesday while Derbyshire entertain Leicestershire on the same day.

Surrey bowler James Burke:

"We always thought we had enough runs because I don't think the pitch was ever as straightforward as Steven Davies and Kumar Sangakkara made it look. We were pretty confident at halfway.

"Everyone was happy for Steven that he got to his hundred this time, after previously getting out on 99 and 98 during our last few games. It was a milestone he deserved to reach because he has been batting so well.

"As for my own wickets, I was happy to get them but it was mainly a case of me getting the rewards of the hard work that others had put in at the start of the innings."

Derbyshire captain Wes Durston:

"That was the best of my five one-day hundreds and I'm proud of the way I played. It's just a shame that it was in a losing cause.

"We were in a good position after our opening partnership of 115 but we needed another good stand and we just didn't get it.

"We kept losing wickets regularly when just one more partnership would have got us a lot closer."

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