Glamorgan v Surrey: Chris Cooke denied maiden century

Matt Dunn
Matt Dunn took 4-124 as Surrey secured victory over Glamorgan in the final session.
LV= County Championship Division Two, Colwyn Bay
Surrey 589-8 dec & 43-1 beat Glamorgan 232 & 398 by nine wickets
Surrey 23pts, Glamorgan 2pts
Match scorecard

Glamorgan's Chris Cooke was denied a maiden first-class century as Surrey earned a nine-wicket win at Colwyn Bay.

After the hosts resumed on 182-2, a patient Cooke (83 not out) hit 10 fours as he fought hard with Murray Goodwin (45) and Mark Wallace (30).

But Matt Dunn (4-124) kept going on a flat pitch as Glamorgan lost their last five wickets for 41 to be 398 all out.

Zafar Ansari (18 not out) and Arun Harinath (19 not out) gathered the 42 needed to win after Rory Burns' duck.

Surrey's last-session success secured them a fourth victory of the season and their third in four County Championship outings.

In addition to Dunn's excellent bowling, they were indebted to Harinath's two wickets in an over, having the obdurate Wallace caught behind and then bowling Ruaidhri Smith.

The result lifts Gary Wilson's side up to second in the Division Two table, although they can be leapfrogged by Hampshire should the south coast side claim enough points in their ongoing match with Gloucestershire.

Surrey captain Gary Wilson told BBC London 94.9:

"It was an old-school win on a flat wicket. Our bowlers did a very good job on the final day, with everyone chipping in at important times.

"Matt Dunn doesn't have the figures he deserves this year, with a number of dropped catches and a lot of play and misses, but he's picked up four wickets and done a great job for us.

"We had to work hard, but we are playing good cricket. We want to continue with that and then hopefully the wins will look after themselves.

"There has been talk about promotion in various parts of the media, but we just want to carry on playing good cricket."

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