Lancashire v Surrey, Specsavers Championship Div 1, Old Trafford, 1st day May 22, 2016

Burns stands out as Jarvis dismantles Surrey

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Lancashire 16 for 0 trail Surrey 191 (Burns 92, Jarvis 6-70) by 175 runs
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Kyle Jarvis struck four times in his first spell © Getty Images

Kyle Jarvis continued his and Lancashire's excellent start to the Specsavers County Championship season with four wickets before lunch and 6 for 70 in all on the opening day against Surrey at Old Trafford.

Surrey, having elected to bat, slipped to 40 for 5 inside 18 overs during a weather-affected day and were later bowled out for 191 inside 62 overs.

Jarvis claimed the prized scalp of Kumar Sangakkara, lbw for a duck, during an excellent 10-over opening spell on the way to his third career haul of six wickets or more. They were his best figures in a Lancashire shirt.

Surrey opener Rory Burns batted superbly for 92 off 164 balls, but he was last man out to leave the hosts with 12 overs to face before close. They reached 16 without loss.

Lancashire are aiming to win their first three home matches in a Championship campaign for the first time since 1952 having beaten Nottinghamshire and Hampshire here already. Victory could take them top of Division One ahead of next week's Roses fixture at Headingley.

Tom Bailey made the first breakthrough at the end of the fifth over when he had Arun Harinath caught behind.

Jarvis then removed Sangakkara lbw and had Steven Davies caught behind for ducks in the eighth over before forcing Jason Roy to chip to mid-on for 2 in the 14th.

And when Ben Foakes was bowled shouldering arms to one which nipped back in the 18th, Surrey were in all sorts of trouble.

Lancashire's new-ball pair were aided by swing and seam movement, but at least Burns and James Burke were able to stem the tide with a 64-run stand for the sixth wicket either side of lunch.

Their partnership was interrupted by a near two-hour rain delay immediately after lunch, and Jarvis made the breakthrough in the 38th over when Burke edged to first slip for 31. Tom Curran followed caught behind as Surrey reached tea at 126 for 7.

Burns reached his fourth fifty against Lancashire off 123 balls in the final over of the afternoon and shared 68 for the eighth wicket with Gareth Batty midway through the evening.

He combated a hostile post-tea spell from Neil Wagner, who later removed of Batty and Mathew Pillans in the space of three balls in the 58th over to leave the score at 182 for 9.

Batty was smartly caught at second slip by Tom Smith and Pillans bowled. Wagner wrapped up the innings when he trapped Burns lbw. 

Lancashire have included former captain Smith in their side after injury.

Smith played in their opening T20 Blast match on Saturday, which was his first appearance since last April following a career-threatening back injury and more recent hamstring problems. 

He has come in for opener Karl Brown. He bowled nine overs for 27 and opened the batting with Haseeb Hameed. They will begin day two unbeaten on 7 and 5 respectively.

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