Cricket: Gatting misses 2,000-run target

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The Independent Online
Mike Gatting fell 25 short of the 2,000-run mark for the season on a rain-curtailed day against Surrey at The Oval. Gatting, who had begun the match needing just 47 to pass 2,000 runs for the third time in his career, became Mark Butcher's first Championship victim when he slashed at a wider delivery and edged a catch to Monte Lynch at slip. Mark Ramprakash reached his sixth championship half-century of the summer with the seventh boundary of an innings which took him almost three hours.