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Day 4 of 4
Match Drawn

Glamorgan vs Surrey

Dalrymple denies Brown Caps

Division Two clash ends in a stalemate at Cardiff

Dalrymple: Stubborn 72

LV County Championship - Division Two
The SWALEC Stadium
Surrey 368 (M R Ramprakash 138, M A Butcher 65, G J P Kruger 4-77, A J Shantry 4-73) & 82-3 dec v Glamorgan 271 (J W M Dalrymple 72, M J Cosgrove 59, J W Dernbach 6-82)
Glamorgan (9pts) drew with Surrey (11pts)

Captain Jamie Dalrymple led the way with a stubborn 72 as Glamorgan and Surrey played out a draw at the SWALEC Stadium.

The home side resumed day four of the rain-hit clash on 136-4 - still trailing Surrey's first-innings total by 232, however the talented all-rounder dug in to dash any feint hopes the Brown Caps had of victory.

Dalrymple, who was unbeaten on 18 overnight, added another 41 runs with Ben Wright before the latter was caught behind by Jon Batty off the bowling of new Surrey signing Ryan Harris for 27.

Surrey continued to press for quick wickets however Dalrymple stood firm and passed his 50 before lunch. Wicketkeeper Mark Wallace kept his skipper company for a brief period before becoming the first of Surrey paceman Jade Dernbach's three wickets on the final day.

The fiery seamer finished with figures of 6-82 after going on to remove Robert Croft (2) and Dalrymple in quick succession.

Glamorgan finished on 271 all out - 97 runs behind Surrey, however a positive outcome at this stage never looked likely.

Surrey batted for 30 overs in their second innings before both captains shook hands. First-innings centurion Mark Ramprakash made 35, however when he presented a return catch to Croft that all but ended proceedings.

Day Three

Mark Ramprakash stroked his 105th first-class century as Surrey enjoyed the best of the third day of their rain-affected LV County Championship Division Two match against Glamorgan at Cardiff.

With 144 overs of the game lost on the first two days a positive result was always going to be difficult.

But Surrey made 368 all out in their first innings after resuming the third day on 159-3, Ramprakash - 50 not out overnight - went to his hundred from 222 balls.

And by the close Glamorgan had been reduced to 136-4, still trailing Surrey by 232, despite a breezy half century from Mark Cosgrove.

As happened to them on day two Surrey suffered lost a wicket off the final ball of the opening over.

Night-watchman Murtaza Hussain was dismissed by Garnett Kruger - the fourth leg before victim as Surrey found themselves 163-4.

That could have become five down almost immediately but Ramprakash edged behind off James Harris only for wicket-keeper Mark Wallace to put down the diving chance.

After replacing Kruger, Adam Shantry struck in his second over to have Uzman Afzaal caught at slip by Michael Powell.

In the next over Surrey were reduced to 198-6 when Stewart Walters fell lbw to Harris as Glamorgan registered a second bowling point.

The Surrey ship was steadied by the arrival of Jonathan Batty who helped Ramprakash to his fourth first-class ton against the Welsh county.

After going to lunch on 286-6, Ramprakash and Batty celebrated the 100 partnership before being dismissed by successive balls from Shantry.

Ramprakash's five-and-a-half hour stay in the middle ended when Harris took a catch at long-leg after top edging the left-arm seamer. He had received 271 balls with 14 fours.

Shantry struck again next ball to have Batty trapped in front. After surviving the hat-trick ball Andre Nel made an unbeaten 31 from 33 balls but he lost new signing Ryan Harris and Jade Dernbach as Surrey failed to grab the fifth batting point. Shantry and Kruger finished with four wickets apiece.

Glamorgan lost Gareth Rees before tea when he edged to gully off Nel to leave them on 34-1 at the interval.

And it did not get any better for the Welsh county as they lost Will Bragg, Michael Powell and Cosgrove, 59 from 80 balls with 11 fours, at regular intervals as they sank to 115-4, with Dernbach finishing with 3-26 from 10 overs.

Day two

Former England duo Mark Butcher and Mark Ramprakash both struck half-centuries as Surrey ended day two on 159-3 against Glamorgan.

Butcher, playing in his first match back after more than a year out injured, scored 65 as the Division Two fixture finally got underway at Cardiff.

The former England left-hander has been plagued with knee trouble but returned to action to share a 96-run stand with former England team-mate Ramprakash for the third wicket.

Glamorgan made an encouraging start when teenage seamer James Harris trapped Scott Newman lbw for nought with the sixth ball of the match.

Michael Brown showed a positive approach as he attempted to make up for lost time on day one but he was also trapped lbw, this time off Garnett Kruger for 37.

At 58-2, Butcher joined Ramprakash in the middle and they looked well in control either side of another prolonged rain break.

That was until left armer Adam Shantry struck five overs from the end to remover Butcher leg before, although Ramprakash went on to make his half century and remains unbeaten on 50.

Day One

The first day of Glamorgan's LV County Championship match against Surrey at the SWALEC Stadium was washed out without a ball bowled.

Overnight rain and heavy, persistent showers during the day meant the umpires - Neil Bainton and Jeff Evans - called play off for the day just before 3pm.

The delay could come as good news for Glamorgan, who are hoping to have South African paceman Garnett Kruger available following a knee tendon injury.

Surrey are set to hand a debut to Queensland all-rounder Ryan Harris after he agreed to join the Brown Caps for the next three Championship matches earlier in the week.

Match Details

Date
6th - 9th Jun 2009
Toss
Venue
The SWALEC Stadium
Umpires
N L Bainton and J H Evans

surrey BATTING CARD

Batsman R
Newman b Kruger 7
Brown b Shantry 6
Ramprakash c&b Croft 35
Butcher not out 27
Afzaal not out 1
Extras 2b, 4lb 6
Total Declared, 30.0 Overs 82 - 3
Full Batting Card

glamorgan BOWLING CARD

Bowler O M R W
Harris 7 2 19 0
Kruger 4 2 3 1
Shantry 7 1 16 1
Croft 8 1 23 1
Dalrymple 4 0 15 0
Full Bowling Card