Ricky Clark Made a Career Milestone
By Tanushka Gain
on Tue Sep 07 2021
Veteran all-rounder Ricky Clark took the 800th wicket of his professional career. and helped Surrey take control of their LV=Insurance County Championship clash against Northamptonshire.
Ricky Clark, who will retire just before he turns 40 later this month. Took 3 wickets for a total of 34 runs. Because the home team got out for a total of 171 runs on Vantage Road. Which was a shortfall of 81 runs in the first innings. Luke Proctor came back after dismissing both Surrey openers for the second time. But Hashim Amla’s unbeaten total of 26 runs scored 102 for 4 at stumps and a total of 183 runs.
Surrey director of cricket Alec Stewart and Northamptonshire coach David Ripley umpire at square leg after umpire Russell Warren fell ill. Martin Saggers was later drafted to replace him.
Restarting behind 245, Northamptonshire progressed to 66 in a row to make up for the loss of Ricardo Vasconcelos. Whose loose shot from Jordan Clarke went into the hands of deep square leg. But Reece Topley reaped the greater reward in his second over, after hitting the bat several times during a brief opening spell. Skewed the ball and caught Emilio Gay from behind and repeated the move with Proctor in his next over. taken on slip
Northamptonshire was suddenly on a total of 73 for 4 wickets. When Gus Atkinson brings a back to hit the off stump off Rob Keogh. Thereby Adam Rossington launched an immediate counter-attack.
The captain patted Atkinson for two cover boundaries – only to be trapped leg before by Ricky Clarke after lunch as the procession of wickets gathered momentum. Saif Zaib was the only batsman to offer resistance for long. He recorded only three scoring shots in his first hour at the crease. and eventually came out of his shell upon exiting his partner.
The left-hander took a total of 10 runs off Atkinson’s over and hit Ricky Clarke well on the boundary. But when he tried again, a low edge at the stumps ended his 37-run knock. Cameron Steele’s first first-class wicket for Surrey, an LBW decision against Ben Sanderson soon ended the innings and ensured he and Ryan Patel were tying their pads at tea.
The opening pair added 38 runs in total. Before Proctor picked up the two early on, while Laurie Evans became the first senior scalp of teenage seamer James Sales. When he misjudged the line and was bowled.
Surrey lost to Simon Kerrigan, who scored a century in his first innings LBW, Jamie Smith. But Will Jacques kept Amala close.