Lancashire v Surrey, YB40 Group B, Old Trafford May 19, 2013

Parry spins Surrey to defeat

Lancashire 176 for 9 (Brown 80, Batty 3-35) beat Surrey 169 (Parry 5-17, White 4-35) by seven runs

Stephen Parry claimed his first five-wicket haul in one-day cricket to help Lancashire to a stunning victory over Surrey in the Yorkshire Bank 40 Group B match at Old Trafford.

The left-arm spinner claimed 5 for 17 as Lancashire, who at one point were 59 for 5, claimed a seven-run win - which was all the tighter for Surrey having been awarded six runs due to Lancashire's slow over rate. Seamer Wayne White chipped in with 4 for 35, while Karl Brown hit 80 as Lancashire recorded their first YB40 win of the season.

Steven Davies and Jason Roy got Surrey off to a flier in reply to Lancashire's 176 for 9, scoring at more than seven an over until Parry bowled Roy for 18 with his first ball to end the 60-run stand. He bowled Davies for 36 in his next over and then claimed two wickets in three balls, holding a catch off his own bowling to account for Vikram Solanki and then trapping Gary Wilson lbw.

Parry, Steven Croft and fellow spinner Simon Kerrigan continued to strangle Surrey, who went 13 overs without a boundary, and when Croft bowled Rory Burns for four they were 91 for 5.

Zander de Bruyn and Gareth Batty upped the rate, but Kerrigan pulled off a great catch off White to end Batty's resistance. White then struck twice in the 36th over as de Bruyn went for 37 and Jon Lewis 10. Parry then trapped Chris Tremlett lbw to claim his fifth wicket and, despite being penalised six runs for a slow over rate, Lancashire secured victory when Jade Dernbach was caught by Kerrigan off White from the final ball.

Earlier Lancashire, who suffered a blow before the game with stand-in skipper Simon Katich forced out with a back spasm, struggled after being put in. Stephen Moore fell in the first over, caught at cover by Solanki off Dernbach for 9, then Lewis clinched the wicket of Ashwell Prince, caught by de Bruyn at short midwicket for 7. Tremlett accounted for Croft, caught at slip by Wilson, and captain Paul Horton who was caught behind by Davies.

Gary Keedy, returning to face Lancashire for the first time since leaving at the end of last season, struck with his first ball with White edging him to Davies for 5. Gareth Cross and Brown's 30-run stand was ended when Cross was trapped lbw by Batty for 15.

Kyle Hogg fell for 12 as he was bowled by Lewis and Oliver Newby followed eight balls later, caught and bowled by Batty for a duck. Brown and Parry smashed 40 off the final three overs, with Parry scoring 23 off 25 balls. Brown was caught in the deep by Burns off Batty - who finished with 3 for 35 - with four balls left.

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  • GeoffreysMother on May 20, 2013, 17:33 GMT

    I tend to agree ageas - but I don't think it is a simple as that. I don't think there is anything wrong with mid career players like Wright, Chopra and Clarke at Warwickshire: they get a second chance at a new county and the county itself takes a chance. These could still become England players. Nor do I have a problem with Kolpak guys who give their career and loyalty to one club like Benkstein or Alphonso Thomas. The thing about Surrey's signings this year is that the were all chosen because they were too old to play for England or the Lions , giving them a distinct advantage (in theory) over those counties whose teams are disrupted by international call ups. How can a young Surrey spinner get a chance with Batty and Keedy filling the spots. I'd be ashamed if I were a Surrey supporter, especially given a team with tiny resources like Leicestershire seems to be doing its best to develop its own talent (even if it is usually pinched by Notts).

  • Dummy4 on May 20, 2013, 8:48 GMT

    Stephen Parry's 3 consecutive reverse sweeps should have had a mention in this article.

    Old Trafford is totally different to 3 years ago now and will be an excellent theatre of cricket once it's completed. Fantastic views from the upper tiers of the new stands across from the pavilion and very interesting how the old Pavilion front is being incorporated into a state of the art facility. Some members aren't happy with it but to guarantee international cricket this is what needs to be done to keep ahead of the Ageas Bowl and Cardiff...

  • ian on May 20, 2013, 7:17 GMT

    Despite the promised warmth of 18C, I endured the watching of this scappy match from a newly constucted stand opposite the shrouded Victorian pavilion. Although the view was spendid, it was a chilling experience, esp. for a Surrey supporter & that wasn't entirely down to endless cloud & comfortless breeze. The large number of mis-timed shots told their own story. Batting on a used track which seemed to be at least two-paced was never easy & most batsmen perished by skying their shots. Nonetheless, great credit must be given to Karl Brown, who played with selected aggession & the Lancs total began to look challenging built round his 80 as soon as the free-scoring Steven Davies was out. Surrey are short of class bats right now, hard though veteran de Bruyn & Batty attempted to steady the ship. In retrospect, the profligate Dernbach (7 rpo when no more than 5 would have been acceptable) & the impressive Steve Parry bowling at a pace that was almost Underwood-ish largely decided the match.

  • David on May 19, 2013, 20:57 GMT

    Chris Adams youth policy succeeds again!. Six players filched from other counties - Davies, Solanki, Batty, Lewis, Tremlett and Keedy - two imports - De Bruyn and Wilson - and just three home grown players, Burns and two born in S Africa, Roy and Dernbach. How is Surrey frittering away it's wealth for such meagre results?

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