Surrey v Middlesex
Britannic Assurance County Championship 1996
VenueThe Foster's Oval, Kennington on 4th, 5th, 6th, 8th July 1996 (4-day match)
Balls per over6
TossMiddlesex won the toss and decided to bat
ResultSurrey won by 7 wickets
PointsSurrey 24 (Batting 4, Bowling 4); Middlesex 5 (Batting 1, Bowling 4)
UmpiresJD Bond, AGT Whitehead
Close of play day 1Middlesex (1) 227/6 (Hewitt 17*)
Close of play day 2Surrey (1) 136/3 (Ratcliffe 14*, Brown 4*)
Close of play day 3Middlesex (2) 43/2 (Ramprakash 22*, Gatting 9*)

Middlesex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
PN Weekesb Julian514221- 
JC Pooleyc Brown b MP Bicknell21717-- 
MR Ramprakashc Kersey b MP Bicknell8018024192 
*MW Gattingb Hollioake52951448- 
JD Carrc Brown b Julian20891492- 
+KR Brownc Hollioake b MP Bicknell413161- 
JP Hewittb MP Bicknell1941503- 
RL Johnsonlbw b Julian011-- 
RA Fayc Hollioake b MP Bicknell21120-- 
ARC Fraserc Butcher b Julian11113-- 
PCR Tufnellnot out011-- 
Extras(1 b, 2 lb, 42 nb, 2 w)47
Total(all out, 75.2 overs)232
Fall of wickets:
1-14 (Pooley), 2-16 (Weekes), 3-142 (Gatting), 4-192 (Ramprakash), 5-200 (Brown), 6-227 (Carr), 7-227 (Johnson), 8-229 (Hewitt), 9-232 (Fay), 10-232 (Fraser)
Surrey bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
MP Bicknell24   654515
Benjamin20   5690-4
Hollioake15   6301-3
Pearson1   0130--

Surrey first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
DJ Bicknellc Pooley b Hewitt481141477- 
MA Butcherc Pooley b Weekes42829751 
JD Ratcliffec Pooley b Tufnell37167 3- 
N Shahidc Carr b Hewitt131919-1 
AD Brownlbw b Fraser5761 9- 
*AJ Hollioakec Carr b Tufnell8498152131 
BP Julianc Gatting b Johnson92632-- 
+GJ Kerseyb Tufnell388-- 
MP Bicknellc Brown b Tufnell2571703- 
RM Pearsonnot out145074-- 
JE Benjaminc Hewitt b Tufnell1116-- 
Extras(2 b, 11 lb, 16 nb, 4 w)33
Total(all out, 116.3 overs)366
Fall of wickets:
1-85 (Butcher), 2-118 (DJ Bicknell), 3-132 (Shahid), 4-206 (Brown), 5-296 (Ratcliffe), 6-315 (Hollioake), 7-320 (Julian), 8-320 (Kersey), 9-364 (MP Bicknell), 10-366 (Benjamin)
Middlesex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Fraser22   5591-1
Fay29   9950-2
Johnson17   070113
Weekes11   4291-1
Hewitt12   444231

Middlesex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
PN Weekeslbw b Benjamin375-- 
JC Pooleyb Benjamin3621-- 
MR Ramprakashc Ratcliffe b Julian28901042- 
*MW Gattingb MP Bicknell531161618- 
JD Carrb Julian067-- 
+KR Brownc Kersey b MP Bicknell53647-- 
JP Hewittnot out29991402- 
RL Johnsonlbw b Julian32629-- 
RA Fayc Hollioake b MP Bicknell143854-- 
ARC Fraserc and b MP Bicknell21315-- 
PCR Tufnellc Kersey b Hollioake31821-- 
Extras(8 b, 3 lb, 34 nb, 6 w)51
Total(all out, 73 overs)194
Fall of wickets:
1-3 (Weekes), 2-16 (Pooley), 3-71 (Ramprakash), 4-75 (Carr), 5-120 (Brown), 6-131 (Gatting), 7-150 (Johnson), 8-177 (Fay), 9-185 (Fraser), 10-194 (Tufnell)
Surrey bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
MP Bicknell25   557416
Benjamin22   10502-2
Julian21   654347
Hollioake5   022112

Surrey second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
MA Butcherc Carr b Johnson2639513- 
JD Ratcliffeb Tufnell82634-- 
N Shahidnot out1755503- 
AD Brownc sub b Johnson298-- 
*AJ Hollioakenot out618211- 
DJ Bicknelldid not bat      
BP Juliandid not bat      
+GJ Kerseydid not bat      
MP Bicknelldid not bat      
RM Pearsondid not bat      
JE Benjamindid not bat      
Extras(2 nb)2
Total(3 wickets, 24.2 overs)61
Fall of wickets:
1-28 (Ratcliffe), 2-40 (Butcher), 3-48 (Brown)
Middlesex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Fraser5   2190--
Tufnell12   5171--
Johnson6   1182--

--> JP Hewitt (1) passed his previous highest score of 15 in County Championship matches
--> JD Ratcliffe did not score for 67 minutes when 14 in the Surrey first innings
--> AD Brown (1) passed 4500 runs in First-Class matches when he reached 53
--> AJ Hollioake (1) passed 3000 runs in First-Class matches when he reached 56
--> MR Ramprakash (2) passed 12500 runs in First-Class matches when he reached 3
--> JP Hewitt (2) passed his previous highest score of 19 in County Championship matches
--> MP Bicknell reached 550 wickets in First-Class matches when he dismissed MR Ramprakash, his 2nd wicket in the Middlesex first innings
--> BP Julian reached 250 wickets in First-Class matches when he dismissed RL Johnson, his 3rd wicket in the Middlesex first innings