Tell us what you think of the new cricket section at whatdoyouthink@bskyb.com

Don't show again

Day 4 of 4
Warwickshire win by 6 wickets

Warwicks vs Surrey

County Championship: Surrey relegated from Division One

Ateeq Javid: Warwickshire No 3 finished on 119 not out

Surrey have been relegated from Division One of the County Championship after losing by six wickets to Warwickshire.

Ateeq Javid hit 119 not out as Warwickshire chased down a contrived target of 281 shortly after tea on the final day at Edgbaston.

Needing a win to take their survival battle to the final round of the season, Surrey skipper Gareth Batty had agreed a deal with his opposite number Varun Chopra on day three in order to set up a run chase in the rain-affected fixture.

Warwickshire were fed runs to reach 120-0 before declaring their first innings and Surrey - who had made 400-5 during the opening two days - then forfeited their second innings.

Starting the final day on 55-2, Warwickshire were in trouble at 126-4 during the morning session after Stuart Meaker (2-84) removed Laurie Evans (34) and Tim Linley (1-70) bowled Rikki Clarke (17).

But Javid - the former England Under 19 batsman - put on an unbroken 155 with Chris Woakes (79no) for the fifth wicket to see Warwickshire to their target and send Surrey down.

Investment

Despite world-class batsmen Graeme Smith, Ricky Ponting and Hashim Amla playing for them at certain points this year, Surrey have won just once in 15 four-day matches.

Relegation suggests the investment in star names was misplaced but there were more obvious reasons for the collective failure.

Surrey produced only 12 individual centuries - two of them in this game - and none of the bowlers has taken 35 wickets.

Match Details

Date
17th - 20th Sep 2013
Toss
Warwickshire won the toss and elected to bowl.
Venue
Edgbaston
Umpires
R A Kettleborough, D J Millns

warwicks BATTING CARD

Batsman R
V. Chopra lbw Tremlett 0
I.J. Westwood c Davies b Meaker 14
A. Javid Not out 119
L.J. Evans c Burns b Meaker 34
R. Clarke b Linley 17
C.R. Woakes Not out 79
Extras 14nb, 1b, 3lb 18
Total 91.4 Overs 281 - 4
Full Batting Card

surrey BOWLING CARD

Bowler O M R W
C.T. Tremlett 19 8 43 1
T.E. Linley 21 6 70 1
S.C. Meaker 20.4 2 84 2
Z.S. Ansari 15 2 46 0
G.J. Batty 16 3 34 0
Full Bowling Card