Dernbach helps Surrey to victory over Leicestershire

LV County Championship Division Two, The Oval
Surrey 294 & 311-6 dec beat Leicestershire 183 & 207 by 215 runs.
Surrey 21pts, Leicestershire 3pts
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Jade Dernbach's five-wicket haul helped Surrey to a 215-run win inside three days over Leicestershire at The Oval.

Resuming on 166-2, the hosts declared their second innings on 311-6, former England veteran Mark Ramprakash making 91 and Zander de Bruyn 69.

Claude Henderson took 4-91 for the visitors, who never got close to their victory target of 423.

James Taylor made 52 but Dernbach (5-41) and Stuart Meaker (4-38) bowled Surrey to a first win of 2011.


Surrey all-rounder Jade Dernbach:

"That was absolutely amazing. To get the victory first and foremost was out of this world.

"We put a lot of pressure on ourselves this week to perform and bounce back from a disappointing performance at Lord's.

"The boys all shone and showed what we are capable of."

Mark Church from BBC Radio London 94.9:

"A dominant performance from Surrey culminating in a first Championship win of the season.

"Victory was built on solid contributions with the bat and devastating bowling from a powerful pace attack.

"Jade Dernbach and Stuart Meaker simply blew Leicestershire away after tea, resistance coming solely from the broad bat of James Taylor."

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