County Championship: Jamie Smith’s maiden double century helps Surrey publish 603 in opposition to Gloucestershire

Jordan Clark and Jamie Smith (right) put on 244 in a partnership that lasted for 53.4 overs

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Jordan Clark and Jamie Smith (right) put on 244 in a partnership that lasted for 53.4 overs
LV= County Championship Division One, Seat Unique Stadium, Bristol (day two)
Surrey 603: Smith 234*, Clark 137, Pope 84; M Taylor 3-85, Payne 3-99
Gloucestershire 86-0: Dent 45*, Harris 30*
Gloucestershire (2 pts) trail Surrey (3 pts) by 517 runs with 10 wickets remaining
Scorecard

Jamie Smith’s maiden double century and a second first-class hundred from Jordan Clark gave Surrey a stranglehold on their County Championship Division One match with Gloucestershire.

Unbeaten on 111 overnight, Smith had moved to 234 not out, from 430 balls, with 34 fours, by the time his side were finally bowled out for 603 shortly after tea on day two.

It was a phenomenal effort of concentration from the 21-year-old, who occupied the crease for nine hours and 28 minutes, sharing a stand of 244 – a record for Surrey’s eighth wicket – with Clark to stifle the life out of a willing, but uninspired, home attack.

Clark provided…

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