Surrey inspired by Hollioake

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An inspired bowling performance by Adam Hollioake led Surrey to a comfortable victory over Kent at Canterbury last night in the National League First Division.

The win keeps the leaders, Surrey, on course for their second title of the season after they won the Twenty20 competition. Surrey need one more point from their remaining two matches to ensure they beat Gloucestershire to the title.

Kent were skittled for 142 in just 31.4 overs and were ripped apart by Hollioake's straight bowling which saw him take six wickets, which included three lbws. The Surrey captain returned figures of 6 for 17 off just 4.4 overs.

The Australian Andrew Symonds (53) was the only Kent batsman to make a meaningful contribution before he, too, fell leg before to Hollioake.

Mark Ramprakash (42 not out) and Hollioake (38) then led Surrey's chase, which they completed for the loss of five wickets with eight overs to spare.