• Lancashire dismiss Division One leaders Notts for 133
In the youngster Ollie Pope Surrey have a batsman to watch. The 20-year-old scored his third hundred in 10 first-class matches to turn day one against Yorkshire on its head following a sticky start on an unusually green-tinged pitch.
At 69 for four and 162 for six either side of lunch Surrey were struggling after Joe Root’s decision to let the toss go uncontested and bowl first – Root is captaining Yorkshire this weekend following illness to Gary Ballance. A score of 200 was in doubt against a team full of confidence having beaten champions Essex last weekend despite posting 50 in the first innings. But Pope, a calm head on young shoulders, guided Surrey to 366 for seven.
Written by Graham Hardcastle at the Oval
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/may/11/championship-roundup-ollie-pope-century-surrey under the title “Championship round-up: Ollie Pope century helps Surrey keep faith”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.