Surrey v Leicestershire: Hosts defeat Foxes by 10 wickets

Charlie Shreck
Shreck surpassed his previous high-score of 33 with some stellar batting in the first session of the final day
LV= County Championship Division Two, The Kia Oval
Surrey 522-9d & 69-0 beat Leicestershire 271 & 319
Surrey 23 pts, Leicestershire 4 pts
Match scorecard

Surrey eased to a 10-wicket win at The Oval despite a career-best 56 from Leicestershire batsman Charlie Shreck.

The number 11 shared a 94-run partnership with Jigar Naik (37 not out), four short of the visitors' 10th-wicket partnership record.

Left-arm orthodox spinner Zafar Ansari took 5-93 as Leicestershire were bowled out for 319, just 68 runs ahead.

Rory Burns (40 not out) and Ansari (25 not out) took Surrey to victory and saw them move up to third in Division Two.

The home side are now just 19 points behind league leaders Hampshire having recorded their third victory of the season.

Leicestershire remain rooted to the foot of the table, having failed to win any of their first nine matches of the season.

Surrey head coach Graham Ford:

"It was tough work out there. We were made to work hard, but it was a real team effort.

"Gary Wilson got the reward he deserved with 160 not out, but it was fantastic Chris Tremlett supported him so well. That was a game-changing period, and I can't say enough about the bowling group.

"Some teams might have felt taking 20 wickets on that surface wasn't on, but the players were really determined."

Leicestershire's Charlie Shreck on his first half-century:

"I was actually quite nervous over lunch, which felt a bit strange. It's normally fear of being hurt when I'm batting!

"I had a nice time. It was a lovely wicket to bat on and if I ever get the chance to bat out here again I'd take it."

BBC London 94.9's Mark Church:

"This was a very good win for Surrey and a proper team performance in every respect.

"Zafar Ansari and Gareth Batty spun Leicestershire out on the final day, taking nine wickets between them.

"Charlie Shreck, with a career-best 56 alongside Jigar Naik, delayed the inevitable, but Ansari and Rory Burns knocked off the runs with the minimum of fuss to make it back-to-back victories for Surrey.

"They are quietly beginning to put it together in the Championship."