Derbyshire claim rare Oval win

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Derbyshire captain Chris Rogers spoke to ECBtv after the win

Derbyshire wrapped up their first LV= County Championship win in SE11 since 1966, by 208 runs, after dominating play during all four days.

Inspired by 340 runs from Australia batsman and captain Chris Rogers, Derbyshire clinched only their fifth victory at the Oval - with 35 balls to spare.

With just over five hours remaining in the game, Surrey began their second innings facing a target of 374 in the remaining 76 overs.

They were two wickets down by lunch, six by tea and deep in trouble soon after the interval when Steven Davies fell for 56.

Left-arm seamer Mark Footitt gave Derbyshire their first breakthrough when Arun Harinath chopped on.

Mark Ramprakash

Surrey's first innings century-maker Mark Ramprakash was dismissed for nought as Derbyshire triumphed at the Brit Oval

Three overs later Tim Groenewald bowled first-innings centurion Mark Ramprakash without scoring.

Surrey’s demise gathered momentum after lunch when Greg Smith nipped one through Usman Afzaal's gate to make it 16 for three.

Although Rory Hamilton-Brown doubled his side’s total, he had scored only eight when he edged Graham Wagg behind.

Soon after, opener Matt Spriegel edged onto his leg stump when cutting at one of Smith’s off-spinner’s.

Either side of tea, Gareth Batty fell lbw to Groenewald and, with 27 overs remaining, the resistance of Davies came to a surprising end when his attempted drive against Footitt cannoned onto off stump off a thin inside edge.

Stuart Meaker went for a dogged 21, bowled by left-arm spinner Robin Peterson, who finished with 3-32 after pinning Andre Nel leg before and having Jade Dernbach caught at silly point.

Earlier, Rogers duly scored the single he needed from the first delivery of the day from Spriegel to become the first Derbyshire batsman in history to hit single and double hundreds in the same game.

Not content with his 127-ball century, the determined opener added a further 40 runs during his four-hour stay before declaring soon after noon with his side 274 for six.

The left-hander lost Greg Smith, Dan Redfern and Wagg in a lively opening hour in which the visitors added 114 runs to effectively bat Surrey out of the game.

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