County Championship chaos as Glamorgan bowl all 11 players against Surrey

Surrey vs Glamorgan in the County Championship ended in chaos as all 11 Glamorgan players were given the chance to bowl and two picked up their first ever first-class wickets

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Glamorgan’s County Championship clash against Surrey ended in chaos as every single Glamorgan player had a bowl at the Oval.

The game was a high-scoring affair, with Glamorgan racking up 672-6 declared in their first innings, with Chris Cooke scoring 205 not out and David Lloyd making 121.

In response, Surrey scored 722-4 declared as the game unsurprisingly ended in a draw.

During Surrey’s innings, Glamorgan captain Cooke ran the changes with the bowlers and even ditched his wicketkeeping pads to take the new ball himself.

40-year-old opening bowler Michael Hogan replaced him behind the stumps as Cooke bowled for the first time ever in his 12-year career.

The game had a real ‘last day of school vibe’ as New Zealand opener Hamish Rutherford also took his first ever first-class wicket.

Rutherford bowled England international Ollie Pope, who had made a career best 274, after he charged down the wicket and missed the ball.

Eddie Byrom, who recently joined Glamorgan from Somerset, also picked up his first ever wicket, getting Ryan Patel caught at slip for 62.

Surrey also saw Jamie Smith and Hashim Amla rack up hundreds, while Rikki Clarke finished on 12 not out in his final game before retirement.

The 39-year-old first made his professional debut in 2002 and went on to make 22 appearances for England in all formats.

Clarke scored almost 18,000 runs and took over 800 wickets across first-class, List A and T20 cricket.

Rikki Clarke finished on 12 not out in his final appearance for Surrey before retirement


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Ben Foakes also marked his first game back from injury with 53 not out, having recovered from a hamstring injury sustained back in May.

In total, just ten wickets fell across the four days as 1,394 runs were scored between the two sides.

Surrey’s 722 was also their third-highest first class total ever and the highest score they have made since getting bowled out for 742 by Hampshire at the Oval in 1909.

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