Opener Gareth Rees helps Glamorgan defy Surrey

LV County Championship Division Two, Swalec Stadium
Surrey 575-7 dec drew with Glamorgan 395 & 198-4
Surrey 9pts, Glamorgan 8pts.
Match scorecard
LV County Championship

A patient 89 from opener Gareth Rees helped Glamorgan secure a draw against Surrey despite following on.

The hosts added 18 to their first-innings score and were 395 all out with James Harris unbeaten on 43 and Stuart Meaker finished with 5-86.

Surrey enforced the follow-on and Rees' innings built the platform for the home side to save the game, while Michael Powell scored 65.

Gareth Batty was the pick of Surrey's bowlers with 3-57.

DAY FOUR REACTION

Mark Church of BBC London 94.9:

"Glamorgan defied Surrey with the bat on the final day in Cardiff despite the best efforts of the bowlers.

"The home side batted the entirety of the day after Surrey had enforced the follow-on and Rory Hamilton-Brown's side had to settle for a draw despite dominating the first two days.

"Surrey will be pleased with the way their batting unit is playing. Zander De Bruyn has looked in prime form over the first two games, Tom Maynard has a maiden first-class hundred under his belt and every player is contributing.

"And with the ball, Stuart Meaker bowled very well against Glamorgan claiming five wickets.

"Surrey will be pleased with their efforts in Cardiff, especially with the bat and they will know if they keep playing this way the first win of the season is just around the corner.

"They will head to Lord's on Wednesday in good spirits for the London derby against Middlesex."

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