Hogg century heaps misery on to Surrey

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Brad Hogg's first century in England poured more misery on Surrey in the Frizzell County Championship First Division at Edgbaston yesterday.

Brad Hogg's first century in England poured more misery on Surrey in the Frizzell County Championship First Division at Edgbaston yesterday.

The Australian all-rounder made 158 in a total of 546 - which surpassed Warwickshire's 98-year-old record in home meetings with Surrey - and placed the former champions in danger of their fifth defeat in eight games since last August. Set 397 just to avoid the follow-on, Surrey lost Mark Butcher to the fourth ball he faced and closed at 190 for 7, still trailing by 356.

Surrey face more gloomy news with the Pakistan off-spinner Saqlain Mushtaq likely to be out for three to four weeks with a knee problem.

A century from Craig Spearman guided Gloucestershire into a strong position in their match with Northamptonshire at Bristol. The former New Zealand batsman made 139 from 223 balls, with 17 fours and a six, as Gloucestershire reached 432 for 5 at the close of the second day in reply to Northants' 218.

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