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  1. Surrey reach final for second year running
  2. They play Warwickshire or Somerset in final
  3. Davies (104) and Foakes (90) in 130-run stand
  4. Tim Bresnan's 68 in vain for Yorkshire
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By Paul Grunill

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Surrey 255-7 beat Yorkshire 236 by 19 runs

The Surrey celebrations are under way and Yorkshire must now re-focus on trying to win the County Championship for the third year in a row.

The margin was closer than seemed likely when the White Rose county were 81-5, but the result is all that matters to Gareth Batty's side, who can now plan for another trip to Lord's.

Thanks for your company today - and don't forget that we will have full coverage of the second semi-final between Warwickshire and Somerset from about 10:40 BST tomorrow.

Until then, have a good evening.

Batty hails 'brilliant partnership

Surrey skipper Gareth Batty told Sky Sports: "I thought we had done pretty well to get the runs on the board. We could have got 270 but I always back us to defend a score.

"Ben Foakes and Steve Davies batted brilliantly. It was a game-changing partnership. They were brilliant."

Yorkshire 'not good enough' - Lees

Yorkshire captain Alex Lees told Sky Sports: "We are all gutted. We have played some great white-ball cricket this season, but when it has mattered we haven't been good enough. 

"The bowlers were exceptional and we thought it was a reachable target. We needed someone in the top five to make a contribution and we would have reached the target comfortably."

Surrey book Lord's return trip

Surrey 255-7 beat Yorkshire 236 by 19 runs

So, Surrey will have a chance to atone for last season's defeat by Gloucestershire when they return to Lord's on 17 September. 

But will it be Warwickshire or Somerset providing the opposition? We only have 24 hours to find out.

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Surrey 255-7 v Yorkshire 236 (48.5 overs)

Only two singles come from the first four balls of Jade Denbach's final over, leaving Tim Bresnan no option but to look for a six - but he gets to far underneath it, Dominic Sibley takes the catch at long-off and Surrey are on their way to Lord's for a second successive year. 

Bresnan caught by Sibley as Surrey reach finals day

WICKET Patterson (c Sangakkara b T Curran 0)

Surrey 255-7 v Yorkshire 234-9 (48 overs)

Steven Patterson is the new batsman, but Yorkshire have Tim Bresnan back on strike and he flicks the ball away for two through the leg-side.

Bresnan can only add one to mid-wicket from a full toss and the final delivery of the over is a sower ball which totally befuddles Patterson, who paddles it into the safe hands of Kumar Sangakkara.

Yorkshire need 22 off 12 balls.

Patterson paddles into Sangakkara's hands

WICKET Rafiq (c Burns b T Curran 6)

Surrey 255-7 v Yorkshire 231-8 (47.3 overs)

Tom Curran has the ball, Azeem Rafiq takes a comfortable single. Tim Bresnan misses with a big swish, but goes through for a leg bye.

The next ball is a full toss and Rafiq lofts it straight to the long-on fielder. All on Bresnan now?

Rafiq caught by Burns at long-on

Surrey 255-7 v Yorkshire 229-7 (47 overs)

Azeem Rafiq lobs the ball over mid-off for two runs for Yorkshire and then gets off strike with a leg bye. Now, what can Tim Bresnan do now? His teeth are gritted, but he can only manage one to mid-wicket.

Another leg bye follows as Rafiq makes sure he gets everything outside off stump and Bresnan swats a slower ball to point for one.

Well bowled Jade Dernbach. Advantage Surrey after that one? 27 from 18 needed.  

Great game for surrey looking like going down to the wire but think surrey will just win #bbccricket

@timbresnan what a gem of an innings this is #bbccricket #Yorkshire

Bresnan boosts Yorkshire hopes

Surrey 255-7 v Yorkshire 222-7 (46 overs)

Stuart Meaker's final over, so it'll be two each from Tom Curran and Jade Dernbach to round this off. Azeem Rafiq is the new batsman and he chops down to third man for his first run. The next ball is smashed over long-on by Tim Bresnan for the first six of the innings.

Bresnan takes two from each of the final two deliveries - it's a great over for Yorkshire and Meaker ends with 3-61. Yorkshire need 34 from 24 balls.

Bresnan smashes over long-on for six

Bresnan reaches half-century

Surrey 255-7 v Yorkshire 209-7 (45 overs)

Tim Bresnan picks up two runs into the leg-side to bring up a 70-ball fifty, containing only two fours. It's an invaluable knock for his side, but can he see them home? 

WICKET Rhodes (run out 23)

Surrey 255-7 v Yorkshire 207-7 (44.5 overs)

Gareth Batty has to bring back Jade Dernbach to avoid having to use a sixth bowler before the end of the game. He follows a wide with a slower ball which Tim Bresnan biffs out to the cover boundary where the fielder keeps him to a single.

Will Rhodes dabs to point and takes off for a run, but Tom Curran's direct hit at the bowler's end leaves him stranded. Yorkshire need 49 from 31.

Rhodes run out by Tom Curran

Rhodes hits welcome boundary

Surrey 255-7 v Yorkshire 202-6 (44 overs)

Tom Curran replaces his brother Sam, having only conceded 22 from his first seven overs. Tim Bresnan comes down to wicket to try and disturb his length but only managed one to deep square. Will Rhodes hits over mid-off and gets four as the ball spins on landing and deceives fielder Steven Davies.

Rhodes hits four as bounce deceives Davies

Surrey 255-7 v Yorkshire 193-6 (43 overs)

Tim Bresnan backs away to try and hammer Stuart Meaker through the off side and is lucky when an inside edge prevents it hitting the stumps. Bresnan throws the kitchen sink, and probably the bathroom sink as well, at a short one, but only gets one to third man - 63 needed off seven.

Surrey 255-7 v Yorkshire 188-6 (42 overs)

Sam Curran's final over and he starts it by having an lbw appeal against Will Rhodes turned down. The fifth delivery is a poor one and Tim Bresnan pulls it down behind square for four. Curran finished his spell with figures of 1-47.

Surrey 255-7 v Yorkshire 179-6 (41 overs)

Finally, a boundary for Yorkshire as Will Rhodes swivels and helps the ball from Stuart Meaker down to fine leg. Meaker is now bowling close to 90mph and Tim Bresnan can do nothing with the final one of the over.

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Surrey 255-7 v Yorkshire 173-6 (40 overs)

Yorkshire pick up five singles from the 39th over and it's a similar story at the start of the next as Will Rhodes pinches a sharp one. A leg bye is followed by a wide and another one to Tim Bresnan, but Yorkshire need more than this if they are to make it to Lord's - 83 needed off the last 10 overs.

Rhodes survives run-out appeal

Surrey 255-7 v Yorkshire 163-6 (38 overs)

It's almost two wickets in the over as Will Rhodes skies an attempted pull, but the ball travels far enough to land out of Gareth Batty's reach. Sam Curran appeals for lbw against Tim Bresnan as he switches to round the wicket, but that one was missing leg.

WICKET Waite (c Batty b S Curran 38)

Surrey 255-7 v Yorkshire 161-6 (37.1 overs)

Matthew Waite checks his shot at the start of a new Sam Curran over and only succeeds in lobbing a straightforward catch to mid-off. Waite's stand with Tim Bresnan was worth 80 - now it's up to Will Rhodes to provide support for the former England all-rounder.

Waite lob caught by Batty at mid-off

Frustration for Surrey

Surrey 255-7 v Yorkshire 161-5 (37 overs)

Matthew Waite tries to slog Gareth Batty and wicketkeeper Ben Foakes is convinced there was an under-edge as the ball settles in his gloves. The umpire is having none of it. Yorkshire need another 95 from 78 balls.

Surrey 255-7 v Yorkshire 158-5 (36 overs)

Stuart Meaker is mixing things up now, a bouncer called as a no-ball is followed by a slower one which prompts Matthew Waite to play and miss. The 20-year-old pulls away to mid-wicket for a single and repeats the shot two balls later. This time he places it better, but doesn't time it perfectly and has to settle for three - which is just what you need if you have a sore hamstring.

Waite needs treatment

Surrey 255-7 v Yorkshire 150-5 (35 overs)

Matthew Waite seems to have some sort of problem with his left hamstring, but he scampers through for a single from the second ball of a new Jade Dernbach over. The Surrey paceman is guilty of a leg-side wide but otherwise keeps things tight before Tim Bresnan collects a single to deep extra cover to take Yorkshire to 150. The end of the over allows the Yorkshire physio to come out to give Waite some treatment. 

Surrey 255-7 v Yorkshire 147-5 (34 overs)

There is no sense of urgency about Yorkshire's sixth-wicket pair. They are willing to pick off ones and an occasional two, but eventually some boundaries are going to be needed if they are to reach the target. Only 15 have come from the last four overs.

Surrey 255-7 v Yorkshire 144-5 (33 overs)

Surrey turn again to Jade Dernbach and he keeps Yorkshire quiet, as only four singles are added to the score - 112 needed from 17 overs.

Jade Dernbach
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Tykes play Waite-ing game

Surrey 255-7 v Yorkshire 140-5 (32 overs)

Stuart Meaker is back but Mathew Waite is looking cool, calm and collected for Yorkshire. He pulls a short one but his placement isn't right and mid-wicket prevents any runs. A deft outside edge from the final delivery does, though, bring him a boundary, taking him to 23 not out. 

Surrey 255-7 v Yorkshire 135-5 (31 overs)

Tom Curran spears the ball in consistently towards leg stump, permitting Yorkshire only a couple of singles and a leg bye. The home side need 122 from the final 19 overs to win.

Yorkshire pair build stand

Surrey 255-7 v Yorkshire 132-5 (30 overs)

Jade Dernbach shies at the stumps as Tim Bresnan pinches a single for Yorkshire and the ball runs away for four overthrows. Matthew Waite dabs down to third man to bring up a 50 partnership with Bresnan.

Surrey 255-7 v Yorkshire 123-5 (29 overs)

Tom Curran doesn't bowl many bad balls and Yorkshire are again restricted to singles as he completes his sixth over.

Bresnan key man for Yorkshire?

Surrey 255-7 v Yorkshire 119-5 (28 overs)

The onus is on Tim Bresnan now for Yorkshire and he spanks his first boundary past a despairing mid-on fielder as Sam Curran returns for Surrey. The required rate for the home side from here is 6.22 per over.

Tim Bresnan batting

Surrey 255-7 v Yorkshire 112-5 (27 overs)

Gareth Batty decides to keep his final two overs later and restores Tom Curran to the attack. Only wo singles result and Surrey's bowlers are being backed up by some eager fielding.

Surrey 255-7 v Yorkshire 110-5 (26 overs)

Stuart Meaker really has 'got his dander up' and Matthew Waite is forced to fend one off his chest. However, the next one is dropped short and the 20-year-old puts it away impressively for four.

Surrey 255-7 v Yorkshire 100-5 (25 overs)

Gareth Batty cannot believe it as an lbw appeal against Tim Bresnan is turned down by the umpire. The amount of turn he is finding is keeping the batsmen guessing, but he only has two overs to bowl after this one. A leg-side wide takes Yorkshire's score into three figures.

Surrey 255-7 v Yorkshire 97-5 (24 overs)

After taking 3-4 in his first two overs, Stuart Meaker is cut for four by Matthew Waite. Two leg-side wides follow as he strives for extra pace. Tim Bresnan drives past point for a single, but Meaker responds by fizzing one past the edge of Waite's bat.

Surrey 255-7 v Yorkshire 89-5 (23 overs)

Matthew Waite had an eventful time during the Surrey innings, taking three wickets and dropping two catches off his own bowling. Yorkshire now need something special from him with the bat and after a couple of singles, he takes three runs off Gareth Batty.

WICKET Leaning (b Meaker 3)

Surrey 255-7 v Yorkshire 81-5 (21.5 overs)

And there's another one as Jack Leaning tries to play the ball away off the back foot and only succeeds in dragging it into his stumps. Inspired bowling by Stuart Meaker and Yorkshire are in disarray.

Leaning falls for three as Meaker claims third wicket

WICKET Ballance (c Foakes b Meaker 31)

Surrey 255-7 v Yorkshire 80-4 (21.1 overs)

Two England batsmen fall to the pace of Stuart Meaker. After removing Jonny Bairstow, he starts his next over with a fine delivery which Gary Ballance feathers through to the keeper. You'd have to say that Surrey look favourites at the moment.

Ballance feathers fine Meaker delivery to Foakes

Surrey 255-7 v Yorkshire 80-3 (21 overs)

Yorkshire really don't look comfortable against Gareth Batty's off-spin. Three singles from the over. Who's going to play the major innings they need to reach their target?

Surrey 255-7 v Yorkshire 76-3 (20 overs)

New batsman Jack Leaning is beaten by Stuart Meaker, who, it is easy to forget, played a couple of one-day internationals and two T20 matches for England in 2011-12. His opening over only costs two runs.

WICKET Bairstow (c Sibley b Meaker 13)

Surrey 255-7 v Yorkshire 75-3 (19.3 overs)

Here is Stuart Meaker, short run, fast arm, and he takes only three balls to strike. It's the big wicket of Jonny Bairstow, who chips tamely to mid-wicket. Two semi-final failures in successive weekends for the England player. Advantage Surrey?

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