Collymore keeps Surrey in check


LONDON – Former Barbados and West Indies seamer Corey Collymore produced a fine spell to help Middlesex limit Surrey, on the second day of their County Championship match at Lord’s on Friday.

The right-armer, who played the last of his 30 Tests six years ago, finished with three for 72 as Surrey, resuming the day on 267 for four, were bowled out for 338.

At the close, however, Middlesex were up against it at 161 for nine.

Collymore had claimed one victim on Thursday’s opening day, removing Vikram Solanki for 43, and returned on Friday to prise out Chris Tremlett (4) and Tim Linley (1) in quick succession, as Surrey folded without much resistance.

In reply, Middlesex were 90 for two before losing seven wickets for 71 runs.

At Hove on Thursday, Barbados seamer Chris Jordan continued his outstanding start to the new season, picking up four for 73 to help bowl Warwickshire out for 453.

His victims included the England pair of Jonathan Trott (96) and Ian Bell (56), both of whom were held at the wicket in an incisive spell.

Resuming from their overnight 129 for one, Sussex finished Friday’s penultimate day of the contest on 416 for seven.

Jordan scored 16.

The 24-year-old, in his first season with Sussex, has now picked up 17 wickets for the season at an average of 18, including two five-wicket hauls.


Fri, 05/03/2013 - 12:43