County Championship: Foakes' career-best knock aids Surrey

Ben Foakes
Ben Foakes hit his second century in the Championship this season
LV= County Championship Division Two, Bristol (day two, close)
Gloucestershire 233: Roderick 71, Fuller 48; T Curran 6-61
Surrey 349-6: Foakes 140, Curran 49; Noema-Barnett 2-35
Surrey lead by 116 runs
Gloucestershire 3pst, Surrey 6pts
Match scorecardexternal-link

Batsman Ben Foakes hit a career-best 140 as Surrey dominated before bad light and rain stopped play on day two against Gloucestershire.

Sam Curran (49) put on a 113-run third-wicket stand with Foakes before he was removed by Kieran Noema-Barnett (2-35).

Noema-Barnett later trapped Jason Roy (39) lbw but Foakes' superb knock aided Surrey's innings as they reached 349-6.

The umpires took the teams off due to bad light at 17:07 BST and play was finally abandoned by rain at 17:49 BST.

Foakes enjoyed an excellent day at the crease, hitting 19 fours in his 140, surpassing his previous career-best of 132, which also came against Gloucestershire.

Despite losing both openers before the close on day one, Surrey looked comfortable as they built a useful first-innings lead.

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