County Championship: Ryan Patel hundred units up Surrey win over Somerset

Ryan Patel


Ryan Patel’s century was his first since scoring 100 not out against Essex in 2019
LV= County Championship Division One, Kia Oval, London (day four)
Somerset 337 & 207: Abell 53, Banton 52; Clark 4-52, Topley 3-55
Surrey 308 & 239-7: Patel 102, Foakes 48*; Brooks 4-73
Surrey (21 pts) beat Somerset (6 pts) by three wickets

Opener Ryan Patel hit his second first-class century as Division One leaders Surrey beat Somerset by three wickets on the final day at the Kia Oval.

The visitors added only 11 to their 196-9, leaving Surrey a target of 237.

England pair Rory Burns and Ollie Pope went for 17 and five, but Patel struck 14 fours in his 102 off 133 balls.

He was eventually caught behind off Josh Davey but Ben Foakes (48 not out) and Sam Curran (33) shared a stand of 48 as the home side triumphed at 239-7.

Foakes hit the winning boundary off Jack Brooks and showed no after-effects from his collision with team-mate Jamie Overton, which forced him to leave the field on day three.