Dean Elgar and the Cape Town-born Tom Curran combined to help Surrey into a dominating position over Gloucestershire in the English County Championship.
Elgar, playing his last game of a 10-day contract before linking up with the Proteas, scored 98 on his home debut. He stepped up the pace in a third-wicket partnership of 131 in 52 overs, but eventually fell to offspinner Jack Taylor. He was trying to hit him over the top for a third six to go with his 10 fours when he sliced horribly to backward point.
Surrey ended on 448, at which point Curran, son of the former Zimbabwe, Boland, Natal all-rounder Kevin Curran, stepped up. He took 5-17 off 10 overs to leave Gloucestershire reeling at 102-7
The match marked the return of Rory Burns, who was knocked unconscious in a horrific collision with his Australian team-mate Moises Henriques in a NatWest Blast game at Arundel a fortnight ago. Burns needed stitches in cuts near his left eye while Henriques broke his jaw in three places. Burns, who cannot remember anything about the collision.
Colin Ingram slammed a magnificent career-best 96 off 62 balls,with nine fours and sixes to take Glamorgan to a three-run victory over Somerset in a Natwest T20 Blast match at Taunton.
It was a Saffa extravaganza, as it took an excellent last over from Wayne Parnell to secure victory after Tim Groenewald nearly snatched victory for Somerset with an unbeaten 27 from nine balls, which included three sixes. However, with 12 needed off the last over, Parnell kept the hosts to eight runs and bowled Abdur Rehman with the penultimate ball of the match. He ended with 2-33.
Ingram came to the crease with just five runs on the board after Craig Meschede departed without scoring. he took control immediately, putting on 64 for the second wicket, at which point Jacques Rudolph departed, having scored just 11 of those runs. Chris Cooke contributed just 18 to the third-wicket stand of 41.
Graham Wagg helped Ingram add 60 in the final seven overs, but Ingram was denied a century when he skied the last ball of the innings to extra cover.
In Somerset’s reply, Johann Myburgh added 19 off 16 balls as the hosts chipped away at the target, until Groenewald lifted the pace, too little, too late.
In the Caribbean, Rusty Theron took 3-19 off three overs to help the Jamaica tallawahs to a 10-wicket win over the St Lucia Zouks. One of those was Kevin Pietersen, who was second-top scorer with 26 in an total of just 118. Chris Gayle did the rest, with 90 off 36 balls with six fours and nine sixes.
Compiled by Mark Salter