|They expect me to.. what? 326? I can't even count that far?!?!? |
Straussy on day 4 (c) Getty Images
At around 5 pm the captains decided to call it quits. After Ramps had got another ton in Surrey declared and a nice little collapse could have even bestowed victory upon them, but the MS top order just stuck in and batted towards a draw. I am too lazy to summarise the highlights of the match, here is the respective quote from the Cricinfo bulletin:
"Ramprakash converted his overnight 86 into an unbeaten 103, before Surrey declared at 207 for 3, becoming in the process the first player to score two hundreds in a championship match on seven occasions - three times for Surrey and four times for Middlesex, his previous club.
It was the first time, having hit 223 in Surrey's first innings, that he had scored a century and a double-century in the same match and only Ricky Ponting and Zaheer Abbas, who have hit two hundreds in a first-class match on eight occasions, now better Wally Hammond and Ramprakash's seven. Ramprakash's first-class record against Middlesex, the county he left in controversial fashion in 2000, now stands at 1384 runs from 15 innings, at an average of 125."
Now off to the land where bowlers run in with clogs on their feet, bowl cheese chunks and batsmen bat with tulip stalks!
No seriously. They play pretty normal cricket in the Netherlands. I think ^^