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Rain writes off final day as Surrey's victory bid is thwarted

Morne Morkel appeals for a wicket Getty Images

MCC 265 and 265 for 4 (Sibley 128) drew with Surrey 520 (Pope 251)

Surrey's bid for victory in the Champion County fixture in Dubai was thwarted by rain, as the final day was curtailed after just 19 overs.

MCC had resumed on 221 for 1, a deficit of 34, and had inched into a one-run lead when Tom Westley became the first victim of the day, bowled by Scott Borthwick's legspin for 28.

Dom Sibley, who had resumed on 102, moved along to 128 when he too was bowled, this time by Rikki Clarke, who trapped Tom Abell for a first-ball duck one delivery later.

That, however, was the end of Surrey's surge, as the match was called off with MCC leading by 10.

Surrey's next fixture is against Durham MCCU on April 4, before they launch their County Championship defence against the 2017 champions, Essex, at The Oval on April 11.