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Derek Scott

At the end of this interesting game Surry C & G required 23 to win with 3 wickets in hand. Of course it was a very weak Surrey team, in fact only Marshall played in any matches for the full county side in 1893. There was no play on the first day until 4.00 due to persistent drizzle. In the time remaining Ireland were dismissed for 108 and Surrey made 15 for 1. Harvey had Browning lbw with the first ball of the match and Johnson was caught off the second. Hynes at no. 4 was also out for 0 and of the first 8 batsmen only AP Gwynn (10) and AD Comyn (13) made double figures. Nine wickets were down for 51, Harvey taking 4 and Bowles 5. Then Thompson joined Hamilton who had gone in at no. 9. Together they put on 57 and when Thompson was caught off Bowles for 7 at 108, Hamilton was left 60 not out. It was a magnificent hitting innings containing 9 fours. Bull and Watts opened for Surrey. The latter, when 6, fell to a beautiful slip catch by Kilkelly off Johnson. Harvey came in and was 4 not out when stumps were drawn, and Bull was 5 not out.

There was delightful weather on the second day and Surrey were all out for 101 - 7 behind. Bull took his score to 36 and Holland, at no. 7, made 25 but the rest could do little against Penny who took 6 for 38 in 15 overs. Ireland's second inning yielded 167 chiefly due to a long 2nd wicket partnership between Browning (41) and Johnson (46) both of whom were in danger of "bagging a pair". The middle batting collapsed against Harvey and Lambert, still at no. 10, was the next highest scorer at 28. Harvey bowled 28 overs and took 8 for 68, giving him match figures of 12 for 108.

Surrey needed 175 to win. Watts (37) and Harvey (27) had a good second wicket stand and Grayburn (35) might have won the match had he not been run out. Johnson and Meldon kept the rate of scoring down and Surrey were 23 runs short with 7 wickets down at the end.