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Tremlett leads Surrey charge

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Surrey paceman Chris Tremlett took six wickets on the second day of the LV= County Championship Division Two clash with Gloucestershire to tilt the game at the Kia Oval in the hosts' favour.

Sixteen wickets fell yesterday and that trend continued today as the visitors took Surrey's final four first-innings scalps for just 14 runs to give themselves a slender lead of 36.

But Tremlett came to the fore to skittle through the Gloucestershire order, ending with figures of 6-59 as Surrey dismissed them for 230 - leaving them chasing 267 for their first victory of the new season.

Captain Graeme Smith led the charge for the hosts as he ended the day with 34 of Surrey's 41 without loss, his side requiring 226 runs to win heading into tomorrow with all 10 second-innings wickets intact.

The first over of the day set the tone as Jason Roy was trapped lbw by James Fuller with the third ball of the morning, failing to add to his overnight total of 44.

Tremlett, on 19, departed an over later as he was caught behind off Graeme McCarter, again having not managed to increase his score from yesterday. 

Fuller, with 6-47, and McCarter then polished off the innings by dismissing Matt Dunn and Tim Linley respectively.

Gloucestershire's second innings started well as they looked to build a strong enough lead to defend over the rest of the match.

Openers Chris Dent and Michael Klinger scored 76 for the first wicket and took their stand into the afternoon session before the latter was trapped lbw for 33 by Linley.

Will Tavare went the same way having added just 11 as Tremlett took his first wicket of the day, with Alex Gidman following just three balls later.

Dent had looked in good shape to build a score for his side but became Tremlett's third victim as he holed out to Dominic Sibley for 54 with wickets falling at all-too regular intervals for the visitors.

Hamish Marshall steadied the ship but ran out of partners just three short of his half-century, with Benny Howell also snared lbw by the marauding Tremlett. 

When Cameron Herring was bowled for a duck two overs later, Tremlett had his five-for and had put his Surrey side well on top.

Fuller, McCarter and Ian Saxelby, with the aid of a runner, ensured the tail did wag as much as possible to give Gloucestershire some hope but they were all gone in time for Surrey to come back in for the chase.

Dunn had Fuller caught behind for 12 before McCarter and Saxelby both managed to add 20 runs apiece before falling to Tremlett and Tom Curran respectively.

Matt Taylor then failed to score and was run out for a duck, leaving Marshall stranded with no-one left to see through the day as Surrey had 19 overs to set about securing a victory.

Smith and Rory Burns could only navigate their way through 11 of those overs before a mixture of bad light and inclement weather saw play ended for the day but that was enough time to give them a chance to eek into the score.

Burns only scored six runs from 31 balls faced but captain Smith was much more aggressive, cracking six fours.

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