Brilliant Buckley starts with a bang

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Durham's teenage off-spinner Ryan Buckley marked his first-class debut with excellent figures of 5-86 to spark a sensational Surrey collapse on the opening day of the LV= Championship Division One clash at the Kia Oval.

The hosts looked set for a big total courtesy of half-centuries from Arun Harinath, Steven Davies and Zander de Bruyn, until Buckley changed the course of the innings.

Losing their last five wickets for five runs in the space of 33 balls - the last four without addition - Surrey stumbled to a modest 237.

Buckley, a 19-year-old league all-rounder for Darlington Railway Athletic Cricket Club, left the field to a rousing reception from his team-mates having finished his 30.2 over stint with three wickets in the space of five deliveries.

Durham subsequently reached 48 without loss in the 15 remaining overs to trail by 189 going into the second day.

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Debutant spinner Ryan Buckley celebrates one of his five wickets, which helped Durham take control on day one of four against Surrey at the Kia Oval

Electing to bat first on the pitch used for Monday's Yorkshire Bank 40 encounter with Hampshire Royals, Surrey lost Rory Burns to the 10th ball of the day.

Squared up by a full leg-cutter from Callum Thorp, the left-hander edged to Phil Mustard behind the stumps.

Jason Roy, who scored a century in Thursday night's rain-ruined limited-overs match, reached only 17 before his mis-timed push drive at Thorp looped to Dale Benkenstein at mid-off.

Surrey had 103 on the board by lunch, but a third-wicket stand of 61 ended when Vikram Solanki, who made 38, shovelled a turning ball into the hands of short-leg to give Buckley his maiden first-class scalp with only his 13th delivery.

After lunch, Harinath completed a 107-ball fifty with seven fours only to become Thorp's third victim of the day when Paul Collingwood clung on to an edge low to his right at slip.

Rookie Buckley might have had the prized scalp of Davies for a single had he held a sharp, throat-high return catch. Soon after, de Bruyn also enjoyed a life on 36 when a diving Mustard downed an edged leg-glance.

Both batsmen posted half-centuries after tea. Davies reached the landmark from 80 balls with eight fours, while de Bruyn needed 133 balls for his first championship fifty of the summer.

Davies departed soon after for 52, bowled leg stump after missing a Scott Borthwick full-toss to end a fifth-wicket stand worth 84 in 25.4 overs. From that point, the end of Surrey’s innings came swiftly.

The pitch showed further signs of helping the spinners when Buckley got one to lift, turn and find the left glove of Gary Wilson for a comfortable catch at silly point.

Acting Surrey skipper Gareth Batty drove loosely to extra cover to gift Borthwick a second scalp, then De Bruyn suffered a luckless dismissal when his full-blooded sweep hit the left calf of Will Smith, leaping in the air and turning at short-leg, and rebounded into the gloves of Mustard.

Two balls later, Tim Linley shuffled forward only to prod a catch to silly point via an inside edge and the batsman's own left boot.

Last man Gary Keedy became the third tailender to go without scoring when he pushed outside the line of an arm ball to fall leg before to a delighted Buckley.

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