Batty, Roy power Surrey to Royal London Cup final

Gareth Batty (centre) picked a five wicket haul
Gareth Batty (centre) picked a five wicket haul

Surrey 363-7 (Roy 92) beat
Worcestershire 210 (Batty 5-40) by 153 runs
Semi-final, Royal London One-Day Cup, Worcester

Jason Roy and Ben Foakes slammed 92 and 86 respectively while Gareth Batty followed it up with a five-wicket haul as Surrey completed a resounding 153 run victory at County Ground to make it to the final of the Royal London One-Day Cup.

Surrey won the toss and decided to bat first. Roy (92), who had a struggling season with England looked positive from the outset and added a 114 run opening stand in just 80 deliveries to set the tone for the innings.

Moeen Ali (1-55) provided the breakthrough when he castled Mark Stoneman (41) but Roy, whose innings had 12 boundaries and a six, shared another 65 run stand for the second wicket with in-form Kumar Sangakkara (73).

A late flourish from Ben Foakes (86), whose knock came off just 70 deliveries ensured Surrey reached 363 for seven in the 50 overs.

Even though, Ali (36) started the chase with a lot of intent, Worcestershire lost Daryl Mitchell (0), Tom Fell (2) and Joe Clarke (15) early. From there on, only Brett D'Oliveira (53) and Ross Whiteley (55) showed valiant fight as the rest of the batting collapsed with Batty (5-40) completing a five wicket haul.

Surrey will now lock horns with Nottinghamshire in the final of the tournament that will be played on 1st July at Lord's.

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