County cricket talking points: Surrey go 25 points clear in Division One

The defending champions are looking strong in the top flight and the stars came out to play at Hove in Division Two

By Gary Naylor for the 99.94 Cricket Blog

Surrey are not quite over the horizon, but the champions of 2022 look set to keep the pennant for another year. If their healthy lead at the top of Division One were the reward for sustained excellence, such dominance might be shrugged off as one of those things that can happen when a team comes together but, against Kent, excellence was not required to win the match convincingly.

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Michael Neser hits 123 as Glamorgan pile up runs in Sussex draw – as it happened

Glamorgan amassed 737 in their second innings against Sussex to secure a draw, while Durham keep riding high in Division Two

That, my friends, is curtains for Glammy I fear. A crestfallen Carlson caught and bowled Aristides Karvelas for a career-best and fabulous 192. Glamorgan: 510-6, lead by 152.

Marcus Harris, the forgotten Australian playing county cricket, is 83 not out at Bristol, and very much Gloucestershire’s last chance of surviving. Glos 202-7 (Taylor just lbw to Ajaz Patel) and needs to bat at both ends all day.

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