Graham Napier takes four in four for Essex against Surrey

Graham Napier celebrates after bowling Ricky Ponting
Yorkshire Bank 40, Chelmsford:
Essex 312-7 (40 overs) beat Surrey 134 (29.5 overs) by 178 runs
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All-rounder Graham Napier took four wickets in four balls on the way to figures of 7-32 as Essex thrashed Surrey in the YB40 at Chelmsford.

The right-arm seamer bowled Azhar Mahmood and had Zander de Bruyn and Tom Jewell lbw, before bowling Jon Lewis.

Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting was earlier bowled by Napier, who recorded Essex's second-best limited-overs haul in the 178-run win.

Earlier, Owais Shah (68) top scored as Essex made 312-7 from their 40 overs.

Shah was well supported by Ravi Bopara (54) - released from England's one-day squad who are currently engaged in a series with New Zealand.

Napier's figures have only been bettered by Keith Boyce's 8-26 against Lancashire in a Sunday League match at Old Trafford in 1971.

West Indian Dwayne Smith bowled a quadruple wicket maiden over for Sussex against Nottinghamshire in a 40-over game in September 2009.

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