Surrey break world record, Pattinson gets Handscomb

Surrey have broken the world record for the highest innings score without a batter making a century as they racked up 9-671 declared against Kent.

The County Championship Division One leaders also equalized the first-class record – seven – for the number of players making half-centuries without passing three figures at Beckenham on Friday.

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After Ollie Pope and Ryan Patel had made 96 and 76 respectively on day one, nightwatchman Jamie Overton smacked 93 from 92 balls, Ben Foakes made 91, Sam Curran 78, Colin de Grandhomme 66 and Jordan Clark 54 not out for the dominant visitors.

Former South Australian fast bowler Daniel Worrall also made an unbeaten 44, yet ended up the eighth highest scorer.

It was a good day for the Australian quick, who removed England’s Zak Crawley for 17 as Kent reached 1-45 for one at stumps – a deficit of 626.

When Overton was bowled by George Linde, seven runs short of his second first-class century, it meant Surrey became the first team ever to lose three consecutive batters in the nineties in first-class cricket, following Foakes’ departure and that of Pope late on day one.

The last-wicket duo of Clark and Worrall took Surrey past the previous world record for a score without an individual hundred – 609 by Namibia against Uganda in 2010-11 – as they put on an unbeaten 84 for the 10th wicket.

Victorian speedster James Pattinson also enjoyed a day out at Lord’s, collecting 4-49 from 17 overs as Nottinghamshire skittled Middlesex for 195, a first innings deficit of 220.

Pattinson trapped his state skipper Peter Handscomb in front for 48 – which was the top score for Middlesex – as the right-arm quick claimed three of the first four wickets after dismissing both openers.

The 32-year-old, who was rested for Notts previous match, now has seven wickets in his past two innings after taking 3-34 against Durham last month. Stuart Broad also picked up three wickets for Notts.

“I think I was probably a bit rusty in the first couple of games just finding a rhythm, I hadn’t played for a while,” Pattinson said after playing on day two.

“I was just bowling this morning in the warm-up and even yesterday felt really good and today it just clicked.

“I’ve had a bit of injury, so I got through the (Australian) summer bowling at 70-80 per cent and to be honest it’s not really that fun, so I just tried to strip it all back and run in and bowl fast again. “

Elsewhere, Queensland’s Michael Neser and Billy Root – brother of former England captain Joe – orchestrated a Glamorgan fightback against Durham in Division Two.

Glamorgan looked in deep trouble at 7-163 at the Riverside Ground in reply to Durham’s 311.

Marnus Labuschagne took 22 deliveries to get off the mark on day two and added just one to his overnight score before being trapped leg before by Ben Raine for 17.

But Root (88) and Neser (62) led the fightback as Glamorgan’s lower order added 202 runs for the final three wickets to earn their side a first innings lead of 54.

Veteran Australian seamer Michael Hogan and Neser then nipped out Durham batters Sean Dickson and Keegan Petersen to leave the hosts struggling on 2-39 in their second innings, still 15 runs behind.

Former England Test opener Keaton Jennings scored Lancashire’s highest individual score in a Roses match (238) during another dominant day against Yorkshire at Headingley.

It was the left-handed opener’s third career double century, and his second against Yorkshire, which underpinned his side’s mammoth total of 9-566 on day of huge scores in Division One.

Lancashire were helped by sloppy fielding from Yorkshire, who dropped a series of catches, including Jennings four times.

Lancashire declared after tea and Yorkshire closed on 2-53.

Victorian opener Marcus Harris made 32 as Gloucestershire went to stumps 4-119 in reply to Peter Siddle’s (1-24) Somerset’s 7 (dec) -591, while South Australian seamer Nathan McAndrew took 3-121 as Northamptonshire racked up 6 (dec) -597, with WA quick Matthew Kelly finishing 26 not out and picking up 1-15 as Warwickshire closed the day 2-88.

Australians in 2022 County Championship

Essex: Mark Steketee

Glamorgan: Marnus Labuschagne, Michael Neser

Gloucestershire: Marcus Harris

Middlesex: Peter Handscomb

Northamptonshire: Matt Kelly

Nottinghamshire: James Pattinson

Somerset: Matt Renshaw, Peter Siddle

Warwickshire: Nathan McAndrew

Get the full rundown of Australians playing county cricket in 2022

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