Surrey create a little bit of history

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Surrey created a bit of history yesterday by beating Gloucestershire by 93 runs after following on in their match at The Oval.

It was only the fourth time they have achieved the feat, and the first time in a County Championship match. The last time a county achieved a win after following on in the competition was in 1993, when Nottinghamshire beat Kent at Trent Bridge by 74 runs. The last time Surrey managed the feat in a first-class match was against Cambridge University at The Oval in 1868.

Joey Benjamin picked up his second four-wicket haul of the game as Gloucestershire subsided to 207 all out with seven overs left. However, it was the all- round team effort that earned the 21 points after they had left Gloucestershire to score 301 for victory in 86 overs.

Northamptonshire needed only 68 minutes to clinch a nine-wicket victory over Kent - their first win on the Canterbury ground. Kent started the day on 192 for 7, needing 11 more runs to avoid an innings defeat.