Lancashire drew with Surrey in their County Championship encounter at Old Trafford
Lancashire drew at home to Surrey in the Division One match at Old Trafford. Although Lancashire made Surrey follow on in their second innings, Lancashire failed to bowl Surrey out again, on the last day to claim a home win, in this rain affected contest; Surrey finishing on 199-6.
Lancashire 439-9 dec (Chanderpaul 65, Jordan Clark 78, Amar Virdi 4-80)
Surrey 235 (Scott Borthwick 79, Graeme Onions 4-49, Tom Bailey 4-54) and 199-6 (Ben Foakes 57, Tom Bailey 4-13)
Result and Points: Lancashire (12 pts) drew with Surrey (8 pts)
However, Lancashire managed to gain enough points to move from the foot of the table after losing their first two County Championship matches.
Glen Chapple, the Lancashire CCC Head Coach commented on BBC Radio Lancashire:
"The effort from the lads was superb. As good as you will see in this division. We controlled virtually every session of the match. But it would have been an unbelievable effort to win in three days on that pitch. If it had gone the four days, I think we would have come out on top.
"Everyone's disappointed in the results from the first two games but they were both affected by weather. The performance here is what we are all about. We can take a lot of confidence from it and move on. What pleases a coach the most is the purpose they've shown and the fight to win.
"Tom Bailey has shown his attributes. He bowls some lively spells. He's got the ability to get the ball through. He gets bounce because he's tall and he controls the seam. He's holding his length fantastically well and he can be very miserly when he needs to be. Bowling on a flat pitch he has all the attributes for that."
Rory Burns the Surrey CCC captain commented on BBC Radio London:
"I'm really pleased with the character. We set ourselves the target of saving the game at the start of the day and we've done that, so that's ticking a box, but over the three days we weren't good enough. We were outplayed but we've still come away with a draw.
"Ollie Pope and Ben Foakes were excellent. That partnership was crucial for us at that stage.
"They bowled very well all game and showed us how we should be bowling and they showed us how we should be batting."
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