London - Not content with scoring one century at Lord's in a
match where his portrait was unveiled in the Pavilion, Sri Lanka great Kumar
Sangakkara added another for Surrey against county champions Middlesex on
The veteran left-hander's 114 had been the cornerstone of
the visitors' first-innings 313.
Sangakkara topped that on Sunday with an unbeaten 116 in a
total of 191 for four that saw Surrey erase their London rivals' lead on the
third day of this First Division County Championship clash.
Surrey ended the third day of four 96 runs in front after
Middlesex made 411 built on Dawid Malan's 115 and 112 from captain James
Franklin, the former New Zealand all-rounder.
Sangakkara was not the only experienced left-hander in the
runs on Sunday.
West Indies great Shivnarine Chanderpaul made 106 out of
Lancashire's 264 for six at stumps in their Roses clash against Yorkshire at
Old Trafford after a maiden first-class century from paceman Jack Brooks had
helped take the visitors to a total of 448 for eight declared.
Essex went to the top of the table by routing Hampshire
inside three days at Chelmsford to win by an innings and 97 runs. Jamie Porter
took seven wickets in the match, including a career-best five for 24 in the
Hampshire, who started the day on 92 for seven, were bowled
out for 115 and offered little more resistance in slumping to 148 all out
second time around in reply after Essex had made 360 featuring 124 from former
England Test captain Alastair Cook.
Australia's George Bailey, the Hampshire captain, briefly
kept Essex at bay with 32.
Meanwhile former England batsman Jonathan Trott compiled 175
out of Warwickshire's 413 to leave the visitors on top against Somerset at
At the close Somerset were 94 for four, with ex-England
batsman Marcus Trescothick unbeaten on 41 and having surpassed 25 000
first-class runs in the process.
In the Second Division, a player with one of the most
evocative surnames in English cricket was in the runs for Worcestershire.
Brett D'Oliveira, the third generation of his family to play
for the Midlands county after grandfather Basil, the former England batsman,
and father Damian, made 150 and shared an opening stand of 243 with Daryl
Mitchell (120) as Worcestershire posted 323 for three in reply to Derbyshire's
South Africa's Colin Ingram made 72 not out as Glamorgan
battled to avoid defeat by Nottinghamshire, while compatriot Colin Ackermann
scored 89 as Leicestershire were all out for 420 in a rain-affected clash
against Kent at Grace Road.