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LIVE BLOG: SURREY V YORKSHIRE, CC, DAY FOUR

— 14 May 2018

1.04pm Some quotes from Andrew Gale

“We can talk about the batting again, which was below par, but we had four chances on the first day. We had them on the rack.

“We missed a run out with Pope and dropped Rikki Clarke at slip. We should have bowled them out for 220, and it’s a different game.

“It definitely wasn’t a 400 pitch. It seamed all game. Batting was tough. It wasn’t a normal Oval, but you can’t afford to miss those chances.

“Curran bowled well. He looks a promising young cricketer, as does Pope. A lot of credit to Surrey, they outplayed us.”

11.46am Yorkshire have lost by an innings and 17 runs. Leaning lbw Clarke.

11.37am Eight down. Yorkshire slipping here. They have just lost Steve Patterson, bowled by Sam Curran without scoring. 164-8.

11.30am Oh no, Bresnan is caught behind off Curran, 1. 164-7 now.

Here’s the Bairstow dismissal

11.18am Bairstow c Foakes b Clarke, 29. 151-6. Extra bounce.

11.04am Maiden for Sam Curran against Jonny Bairstow to start with, including an lbw appeal which was too high. Yorkshire 142-5.

9.45am As I look out across the Oval, over to the Gasometer side of the ground you have the majority of both sides netting, while at the other Ryan Sidebottom is there in his Surrey gear overseeing big South Africa quick Morne Morkel’s return to fitness.

Talk about Virat Kohli being a mouthwatering prospect at Scarborough next month, well it will certainly be interesting watching Morkel if he plays as well.

Good morning from the Kia Oval.

It’s a stunner of a morning across the Thames.

Yorkshire have it all to do as they bid to avoid their second defeat of the season so far to Surrey. They will begin day four on 142-5 in their second innings, 43 runs in arrears.

In Jonny Bairstow and Jack Leaning, they have two men at the crease who can definitely repel Surrey. But you feel one of them has to get a big hundred in order for this day to be a White Rose success story. Bairstow has 25 and Leaning 13.

There are only two games still in play in Division One, the other at Taunton, where Hampshire are fighting back against Somerset.

Lancashire and Essex secured away wins against leaders Nottinghamshire and bottom side Worcestershire inside three days yesterday.

A reminder that Surrey are live streaming this game on their website at kiaoval.com.

Enjoy the day.

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