Middlesex led by Jamie Dalrymple's ton against Surrey

LV= County Championship Division Two, Guildford
Close of play, day two: Surrey v Middlesex 308
Surrey 3pts, Middlesex 3pts
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Jamie Dalrymple made his first century of the season to steer Middlesex out of trouble against Surrey.

Only 35 overs were possible on the opening day and Middlesex had stumbled to 88-4 but Dalrymple (122 not out) ensured a competitive total.

The former Glamorgan batsman hit two sixes and 16 fours in his four-and-a-half hour innings.

Tim Linley took 3-60 but rain intervened again on day two as the visitors made 308 all out.


BBC London 94.9's Kevin Hand:

"After a difficult start, Jamie Dalrymple looked back to his best by the end of his outstanding innings.

"The former Glamorgan skipper took the attack to Surrey, as he batted with the tail to bring up his century and help Middlesex to a third batting point.

"Surrey had their visitors in trouble at times and, having removed Chris Rogers just after the Australian brought up his half-century, they would have expected to dismiss Middlesex for a lot less."