Glamorgan 372 and 7 v Surrey 303 for 9 dec
James Harris claimed 4 for 82 to help Division Two leaders Glamorgan gain a first-innings lead going into the final day of their County Championship match against Surrey at Cardiff. Twice Harris claimed two wickets in an over as Surrey declared their first innings on 303 for 9, 69 runs behind Glamorgan with Mark Ramprakash contributing 73 to pass 34,000 career first class runs.
After surviving three overs at the end of the third day the Welsh county were seven without loss- an overall lead of 76. Glamorgan had resumed the third morning on 363 for 8 in their first innings but they only lasted another 34 balls with nine further runs added.
Chris Tremlett wrapped up the innings with the wickets of David Harrison, who fended a lifting ball to Tim Linley at mid off, and Huw Waters, who was bowled with a yorker. Tremlett had displayed real venom from the Cathedral Road end with one bouncer flying over wicketkeeper Steve Davies for four byes.
But any hope Glamorgan's attack had of utilising the extra bounce was ruled out as Surrey's left-handed openers Steven Davies and Arun Harinath made a positive reply. They raced to their 50 partnership inside nine overs. Davies, whose 50 came off only 51 balls, did enjoy an early slice of luck when home captain Jamie Dalrymple missed a chance at second slip in James Harris' opening over
At the other end he tucked into Harrison, who he hit for three successive fours. The Glamorgan bowler was taken off after conceding 28 in his opening four overs. It was left to Waters and Jim Allenby to stem the flow of runs. And Dalrymple was forced to use six bowlers in the first 22 overs before lunch.
He brought himself on just before the interval and was rewarded with the wicket of Harinath who he trapped leg before with his first ball. After lunch, which Surrey reached at 92 for 1, Davies and Ramprakash did a useful job of eating into Glamorgan's score.
But at 157 for 1 Surrey lost two wickets in a Harris over with no addition to the score. Davies edged to wicketkeeper Mark Wallace and five balls later Younis Khan, on Surrey debut, was bowled shouldering arms to a ball which nipped back and hit his off stump.
After getting to 19 Ramprakash reached 34,000 runs and also past 800 first-class runs for the season. But just when he looked well set for a century Harris dismissed him and Rory Hamilton-Brown in consecutive balls. Ramprakash edged a lifting ball behind from Harris, who then trapped Hamilton-Brown leg before stuck in his crease.
Usman Afzaal was caught low down at second slip by Dalrymple as Surrey slipped from 280 for 5 to 290 for 9 in the space of six overs before declaring when they had their fourth batting point.