Jon Lewis inspires Surrey against Middlesex at Lord's

Jon Lewis
County Championship Division One, Lord's
Close, day three: Middlesex 256 & 106, Surrey 222 & 95-4
Surrey 4pts, Middlesex 5pts
Match scorecard

Jon Lewis took five wickets to leave Surrey on course to complete a remarkable victory against Middlesex.

The hosts had looked in control as they held a first-innings lead of 34 and were on 65-2 in their second innings.

However, Lewis (5-41) struck to remove Neil Dexter, Gareth Berg, Ollie Rayner, Toby Roland-Jones and Corey Collymore as Middlesex were dismissed for 106.

Needing 141 to win, Surrey ended on 95-4, with captain Rory Hamilton-Brown unbeaten on 51 off only 56 balls.


BBC London 94.9 commentator Kevin Hand:

"Surrey should wrap up victory on the final morning after an extraordinary third day.

"Middlesex looked to have taken control with a reasonable first innings advantage but a stunning collapse in the afternoon session turned the game in the visitors' favour.

"Even with four wickets down, Surrey should be able to knock off the required runs but wickets have usually come in bunches and maybe one final twist is left in the game."