Cricket: Reward for Ward

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The Independent Online
IT WAS not quite making hay while the sun shone, but the Surrey batsman, David Ward, did his best against Glamorgan at Neath yesterday, collecting his second century in two days.

Following on directly from a match-winning unbeaten 103, which gave Surrey their first Championship win of the season against Northamptonshire, he tucked in greedily to Glamorgan's attack, hitting 17 fours and one six on his way to a 129-minute, 114- ball hundred.

Ward's fireworks followed an early session dominated by a Surrey old boy as Mark Frost dismissed both Surrey's openers, Darren Bicknell and Paul Atkins, in a pre- lunch burst of 2 for 34. Monte Lynch followed when the score was on 53, but from then on the day belonged to Ward and England B's Graham Thorpe. Ward eventually fell for 138, made off just 140 balls, and including 25 fours.