Surrey courting Lewis

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Surrey want to sign the England all-rounder Chris Lewis, released by Nottinghamshire at the weekend.

Lewis has said he wants to move back to London to be closer to his family and has stated a preference for Surrey, rather than Middlesex.

Lewis's former England colleague Phillip DeFreitas set up Derbyshire's 195-run win over Glamorgan at Derby yesterday, bowling unchanged before lunch in stifling heat and removing Steve James and Matthew Maynard to wreck Welsh hopes of reaching an improbable 517.

Worcestershire overcame Kent's resistance to record a 61-run victory at New Road that takes them to within 40 points of the leaders with a game in hand. Richard Illingworth took 4 for 89.