Roy toys with Glamorgan in draw
A career-best unbeaten 106 from 109 balls from Surrey's Jason Roy could not make up for the loss of 71 overs to rain yesterday as a high-scoring LV= County Championship Division Two tussle with Glamorgan ended in stalemate at the Kia Oval.
The result leaves the Welsh county, who took seven points, second and Surrey, who gained 10, sixth.
Resuming at the start of the fourth and final day on 46 for none, Glamorgan lost Will Bragg when he was bowled by Tim Linley, only for Gareth Rees and Michael Powell to canter along at four runs an over through to lunch and extend their side's lead to 320.
Rees posted a 117-ball half-century with a six over long-on off Chris Schofield and nine overs later Powell progressed to a fifty off 75 deliveries, with a dabbed four to third man off Gareth Batty.
Glamorgan's batsmen showed even greater intent in the afternoon session, but the visitors were overly cautious with their declaration.
Rees reverse-swept the first ball of the session for four and lifted a delivery from Rory Hamilton-Brown over midwicket for six on his way to a 162-ball hundred.
His stand with Powell added 185 in less than 34 overs, a new record for Glamorgan's second wicket against Surrey, before he holed out to long-on off Schofield.
Roy, primarily a wicketkeeper but deployed as a declaration bowler, then made further breakthroughs with his maiden scalps in first-class cricket.
Ben Wright became his first victim when he edged to Rory Burns and two overs later Mark Wallace drilled to Jade Dernbach at mid-off and Glamorgan immediately declared on 259 for four, leaving Powell unbeaten on 67 and Surrey with a target of 395 from a minimum of 50 overs.
Roy and Hamilton-Brown evoked memories of great Surrey run-chases in raising a century-stand in 15 overs as the former raced to a 38-ball fifty with 10 fours. Hamilton-Brown was slightly more conservative, reaching a half-century in 52 deliveries.
Surrey went into the final session requiring 266 off 31 overs but Hamilton-Brown was stumped for 68 off Robert Croft, having just brought up the 150-stand with a six over long-on off the same bowler.
Nine overs later, Roy dispatched Dean Cosker into the pavilion to reach his maiden first-class hundred off 89 balls - but by then Surrey required 11 an over and had resigned themselves to a draw.