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June 1, 2011
Surrey 358 and 142 for 3 beat Derbyshire 400 for 9 dec and 99 by seven wickets
Matthew Dunn wrote his name into Surrey history when he set up a seven-wicket victory over Derbyshire in the County Championship match at Derby. The 19-year-old became the first Surrey bowler for 56 years to take five wickets in an innings on his Championship debut to send Derbyshire crashing to 99 all out.
Dunn took 5 for 56 and demolished the home side in tandem with Tim Linley, who claimed 4 for 26 to finish with match figures of 10 for 107. Surrey were left chasing 142 and after skipper Rory Hamilton-Brown and Jason Roy smashed 62 from six overs, they cruised home shortly before 3pm with more than 48 overs left in the day.
The game had been in the balance at the start of day four with Derbyshire 77 runs ahead with six wickets intact but Dunn and Linley settled the contest in the first hour. Dunn, who only came into the game on the third day when Jade Dernbach was called up by England, bowled with hostility to end Derbyshire's hopes of setting a challenging target.
He had Wes Durston snared at short leg for 17 and Greg Smith top edged a hook at the teenager three balls after he had been dropped at first slip. The home side's hopes now rested with skipper Luke Sutton and Dan Redfern but they lasted only three overs before Linley had Redfern taken low at second slip as he prodded forward.
When Dunn had Jon Clare caught behind for a duck groping forward, he became the first bowler to bag five wickets on championship debut for Surrey since Harry Kelleher took 5 for 23 against Worcestershire at the Oval in 1955. Dunn took his sweater but there was no respite for Derbyshire as Chris Jordan had Sutton caught behind driving for 12.
When Steffan Jones gave Steve Davies another catch three balls into the 31st over, Linley had become the first Surrey bowler to take 10 wickets in a match since James Ormond against Warwickshire at the Oval in 2002. Derbyshire had lost their last six wickets for 59 and any chance they had of defending a small total disappeared in a flurry of boundaries.
Hamilton-Brown and Roy got in some practice ahead of this week's Friends Life t20 by rattling along at 10 an over before Smith removed them both in quick succession before lunch.
But at the interval, Surrey needed only 67 more runs and after Zander de Bruyn fell to Chesney Hughes's left-arm spin, Tom Maynard completed victory in style by launching Wes Durston over long on for six.
The nature of Surrey's win, which earned them a 23-point haul, was made all the more impressive by the fact play on Bank Holiday Monday was lost to rain but Derbyshire played some poor cricket after a strong opening day.
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