Surrey 123 for five (Metal 29*, Clark 4*, Bailey 2-30, Williams 2-32) path Lancashire 512 (Jennings 199, Balderson 97, Croft 86, Moriarty 5-163) by 389 runs
Jennings fell agonisingly in need of double century after he was dismissed lbw by an excellent Jamie Overton inswinger for 199 earlier than Balderson was the final man out 4 runs away from his maiden first-class century.
However after reaching 512 of their first innings, Lancashire took 5 Surrey wickets for 123 to place them firmly within the field seat at a humid Emirates Outdated Trafford.
The day started stuffed with anticipation for Jennings, who wanted simply 10 runs to succeed in 200 and turn out to be the primary Lancashire participant to hit three double tons in a season since Frank Watson in 1928. However Overton produced a vicious supply which swung into Jennings’ pad to depart the opener out for 199 and Lancashire 430 for six.
Hartley was changed by Tom Bailey whose free-scoring model was simple on the attention however most likely not on Balderson’s nerves. When Bailey charged down the wicket and holed out to Kemar Roach at mid on off Moriarty for 22, Balderson was within the 90s with solely Will Williams and Matt Parkinson left to assist.
In the long run Williams lasted 15 balls for his seven earlier than edging Cameron Metal to Rory Burns at slip leaving Balderson to resolve he could not belief Parkinson because the younger allrounder opted as a substitute to try to hit Moriarty out of the bottom and succeeded solely find Overton at deep midwicket for a wonderful 97.
Moriarty completed with 5 for 163 and Metal 3 for 65 however the spinners’ figures had been the one actual highlights in a lacklustre bowling show from the visiting champions who’re maybe struggling just a little for motivation after final week’s celebrations.
Batting for a solitary over earlier than lunch, Surrey continued after the break with Burns and Ryan Patel immediately on the again foot when confronted with Bailey’s correct opening spell.
Bailey would declare his fiftieth wicket of the season quickly after when Patel edged to Jennings at second slip for 19 earlier than Burns fell to Will Williams within the subsequent over because the New Zealander acquired one to jag again and hit the skipper’s off stump.
Surrey had been 37 for two and that shortly turned 38 for 3 after Jamie Smith was trapped in entrance by Bailey who was placing the seal on a wonderful season with the ball.
The prize dismissal of Hashim Amla got here courtesy of Balderson who shrugged off his disappointment at lacking out on a century by dismissing the South African for 29 with Jennings pouching one other sharp probability at slip.
A succession of showers and subsequent breaks late within the day made for a fair more durable session for Surrey’s batters and Williams struck once more when he cleaned bowled Tom Curran for 11.
It was left to former Lancashire participant Jordan Clarke and Metal to see issues by to the top as Surrey closed on 123 for five nonetheless trailing by 389.