Derbyshire v Surrey: Curran and Dernbach put Surrey in control

Tom Curran
Tom Curran registered his maiden first class five-wicket haul
LV= County Championship Division Two, 3aaa County Ground
Close, day one: Derbyshire 153 v Surrey 44-1
Derbyshire 0pts Surrey 3pts
Match scorecard

Surrey's Tom Curran and Jade Dernbach ripped through Derbyshire's batsmen as they took a commanding position at the end of day one of their match at Derby.

Teenager Curran took 5-51 and England international Dernbach had figures of 3-41 as Derbyshire were all out for 153 in only 49.4 overs.

Marcus North was the only home player to show any resistance, scoring 44.

Despite losing opener Rory Burns for a duck, Surrey recovered to 44-1 as bad light forced an early end to play.

Derbyshire's top three of Stephen Moore (11), Paul Borrington (17) and Wayne Madsen (1) all failed to trouble Surrey as they were reduced to 66-3.

Rain interrupted the game just after lunch with the score at 80-3, but when play did resume Surrey's bowlers wasted little time.

Dernbach took the next three wickets as the hosts slipped to 103-6 before 19-year-old Curran took three of the final four wickets for career-best figures.

After another rain delay between innings, Burns was trapped lbw by Mark Footitt with only the second ball, before Zafar Ansari (15 no) and Hashim Amla (25 no) batted through to the close of play.

BBC Radio Derby's Iain O'Brien:

"This is a match between two teams who would have expected to be nearer the top of the table, not the bottom, at this stage of the season, but have only one win apiece.

"After their win at Grace Road last week, Derbyshire won the toss and batted first, as would Surrey given the opportunity,

"But it was another bad day at the office for the home team as Tom Curran produced his best return in first-class cricket."