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Jordan Thompson

“It came around pretty swiftly (news of his debut).

“I got told last week I was going to be in the squad, and I got the call from Galey on Saturday morning to say I would be playing.

“It was a bit of a surprise really.

“I’ve taught myself over the last few years, ‘It’s a game of cricket, and you’re doing what you’re doing for a reason’. It was a matter of sticking to what I’ve done well for the twos and for the last few years.

“I’ve also been in Australia for the winter, which has helped me a lot with the ball.

“If you break into the first team, it’s a matter of playing how you’ve played to get there. I feel like I did that pretty well.

“When you’re out there, it’s a great feeling. But we still need two wickets to bowl them out. There’s hard work to do in the morning.

“It (first wicket) came in my fourth or fifth over, so it wasn’t like I had to wait a couple of spells for it.

“We’ve massively come out on top at the end. That’s how we feel anyway.

“At one stage, they were 260-4 before those three wickets in an over for Patto. Now they’re 280-8. We’ll try and finish them off in the morning and get batting.”

6.09pm Bad Light. 290-8 after 65 overs. And that looks like it’s it for the day.

5.31pm Not the worst over Steve Patterson will ever bowl. He’s taken another!! Three wickets in the 86th over, with Smith now bowled for 56. Surrey now 266-7.

5.23pm WICKETS Two in two! Jacks is bowled shouldering arms at Patterson, who had only just removed Foakes bowled for 62. 265-6.

5.03pm Yorkshire have taken the new ball. Coad back into the attack. Surrey 250-4 in the 81st.

4.44pm Foakes reaches his fifty off 82 balls, including 6×4s. Smith has 40. Surrey 235-4.

4.22pm We are underway after tea here. Surrey 213-4.

Elsewhere around the grounds, courtesy of the ECB Reporters Network……

Division One

Welbeck (day 3): Nottinghamshire 162 v Hampshire 93-2

No play on Tuesday due to rain.

Canterbury (day 2): Kent v Somerset

Fourteen wickets have fallen in two sessions after the first day was lost to rain. Lewis Gregory took a career-best 6 for 32 on his return to the Somerset side after injury as Kent were bowled out for 139 but the leaders have struggled in reply, reaching 66 for 4 with Harry Podmore taking three of the wickets.

Guildford (day 2): Surrey v Yorkshire

Mark Stoneman made 61 and Ben Foakes, captaining Surrey because Rory Burns has a back problem, is 37 not out having added 65 for the fifth wicket with debutant Jamie Smith (32*) to take Surrey to 212 for 4 at tea. Jordan Thompson, a 22-year-old all-rounder on Yorkshire debut, has taken two wickets.

Division Two

Chester-le-Street (day 2): Durham v Northamptonshire

Durham’s eighth wicket pair of Brydon Carse and Ben Raine added a county record 154 before Durham were bowled out for 253 with Raine scoring 82. Northants are 175 for 6 in reply despite an unbeaten half-century from Ricardo Vasconcelos. Chris Rushworth took the 450th first-class wicket of his career when he dismissed Rob Keogh.

Leicester (day 2): Leicestershire v Middlesex

No play on Tuesday due to rain.

New Road (day 2): Worcestershire v Lancashire

No play today due to rain. Worcestershire were dismissed for 98 yesterday but Lancashire have been unable to start their reply.

Arundel: Sussex v Gloucestershire (starts Tuesday)

Makeshift opener Will Beer has made an unbeaten half-century as Sussex reached 174 for 3. Stiaan van Zyl was out for 54 after adding 110 with Beer for the third wicket.

Swansea: Glamorgan v Derbyshire (starts Tuesday)

Glamorgan are 104 for 3 after the start was delayed until 1.30pm. Derbyshire seamer Tony Palladino has taken two wickets.

Tea Surrey have held onto the early advantage against Yorkshire at Guildford, despite two quick wickets after lunch from Ben Coad and Jordan Thompson.

The reigning champions, searching for their first win in six Specsavers County Championship matches this season, have reached tea on day two at 212-4 from 68 overs.

Stand-in captain Ben Foakes, deputising for injured Rory Burns (back), and Championship debutant Jamie Smith have shared an unbroken 65 through the second half of the session

Earlier, Coad was superb immediately after lunch, removing Ryan Patel lbw during a seven-over spell which cost him only 11 runs.

Thompson then had Scott Borthwick caught at second slip driving.

Surrey started the afternoon on 117-2 from 34 overs and soon slipped to 147-4 in the 49th.

Foakes will begin the evening on 37 and 18-year-old Smith on 32.

3.37pm Away from Guildford, Yorkshire Diamonds have just announced their KSL squad for this summer. Two New England players in bowlers Katie George and Linsey Smith and three new overseas players in Alyssa Healy (Aus), Jemimah Rodrigues (Ind) and Chloe Tryon (SA) headline the announcement. Aussie wicketkeeper Healy is married to Mitchell Starc, meaning both husband and wife will have played for Yorkshire come the end of the summer.

3.32pm Yorkshire have been excellent after lunch, with Ben Coad striking twice early on. But they could really do with breaking the partnership of Foakes and debutant Smith. Jamie Smith may be on Championship debut, but the young wicketkeeper batsman scored a century for Surrey in the champion county fixture against the MCC in Dubai in March, a fixture in which Dom Bess played. Foakes has 27 and Smith 14. Surrey 184-4. We have 25 minutes to tea.

2.57pm Borthwick gone! He’s been caught at second slip by Lyth driving at a ball from Coad which wasn’t quite there for the shot, 21. 147-4. The score has since moved to 153-4.

2.33pm Patel gone! Second lbw appeal in as many balls from Coad is a successful one. Patel goes for 19. It’s 142-3 in the 45th

2.24pm It was mentioned in the press tent yesterday that this is only Yorkshire’s third first-class/Championship appearance at Guildford’s Woodbridge Road ground, which got me wondering…Have the two sides ever played both fixtures in a season at outgrounds? The answer. No. Surrey visit us at the end of the month, with that game being at Scarborough. As I type, Surrey have moved to 141-2.

Around the grounds

Not a great deal to report from elsewhere. There is play in the South, but play is off for the day at a variety of grounds as we move further North. At Canterbury, where they started today after rain yesterday, Kent are 121-7 against Somerset.

Lunch Jordan Thompson claimed his maiden first-class wicket during the first session of play between Surrey and Yorkshire at Guildford, with the hosts reaching lunch on day two at 117-2 from 34 overs.

All-rounder Thompson, 22, is debuting in place of David Willey, who is missing this week for family reasons.

He claimed the wicket of Mark Stoneman for 61 with the first ball of his fifth over, caught behind by Jonny Tattersall, as Surrey slipped to 98-2 in the 29th over.

In the 24th, Steve Patterson had South African Test opener Dean Elgar caught at point by Dom Bess. That broke a 78-run opening stand inside 24 overs between Elgar (24) and former England Test opener Stoneman.

Whilst there has been some swing on offer, the pitch has lacked pace and bounce. Surrey have batted positively.

Following a rain forced abandonment on day one, Steve Patterson opted for an uncontested toss and to bowl first.

12.50pm Maiden wicket for Jordan Thompson, and it’s the big one of Stoneman for 61, caught behind by Tattersall diving to his left. Surrey are 98-2.

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12.40pm Stoneman has a fifty, including 10 boundaries, off 66 balls. Surrey 93-1.

12.30pm Yorkshire make the breakthrough as Patterson gets Elgar caught at point by Bess for 24. Surrey are 78-1.

12.05pm Yorkshire would have obviously hoped for more reward in the first hour, and they would also have wanted to build a bit more pressure. Stoneman has hit six boundaries in 30. 62-0 in the 19th.

11.57am Surrey are going well here at 56-0 in the 16th over. Batting positively. Stoneman has 28 and Elgar 19.

11.13am Surrey 9-0 in the fourth over. Initial impressions are that there’s not a great deal of pace in the pitch.

11am A couple of dots to start with for Coad to Stoneman.

10.43am There will be 104 overs in the day today, with lunch at 1.10pm and tea at 4pm.

10.37am There has been no toss, and Yorkshire will be bowling first. Jordan Thompson debuts. For Surrey, Rory Burns has a back injury, so Ben Foakes captains. Jamie Smith and Jordan Clark make their Championship debuts for the county.

Surrey: Elgar, Stoneman, Borthwick, Smith, Foakes c&w, Patel, Jacks, Clarke, Clark, Morkel, Dunn.

Yorkshire: Lyth, Fraine, Ballance, Kohler-Cadmore, Leaning, Tattersall w, Thompson, Bess, Patterson c, Coad, Olivier.

10.08am There has been no confirmation of a start on time or otherwise, but that is what everybody is expecting. The toss is due in 20 minutes, and it would be a shock if Yorkshire don’t choose to bowl.

Good morning from Guildford, where the sun is out and the players are just about to start warming up.

I am pleasantly surprised at the condition of the ground this morning. The outfield has a bit of a greasy feel about it, but nothing more than that. There is every chance we will start on time at 11am after yesterday’s washout.

After play was called off around 1.20pm yesterday, it actually rained much harder in Guildford and was still going strong at 11pm.

Yorkshire’s players didn’t come to the ground yesterday, with Andrew Gale opting to give them a day to themselves at the hotel, which has fitness facilities. There are none at the ground.

We await confirmation from the umpires of a prompt start to play this morning.

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