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Day 3 Report: MCCU County Matches

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On the final day of the MCCU County Games, Surrey emerged as the only winning side as they beat Cambridge MCCU by 302 runs at Fenner's while all the other five games ended in a draw as rain poured down.

Talking about the wining side first, Surrey wrapped up a massive 302-run victory over Cambridge with the help of some excellent bowling once again. First innings hero Stuart Meaker chipped in with wickets yet again (3/38) as his match figures read 9/44. 

For Cambridge, Nipuna Senaratne once again top scored with 25 in a poor effort of 121 all out by his team. 

Nottinghamshire were the other side who did well to almost get a win against Oxford MCCU at the University Grounds. The men from Trent Bridge declared on 175/6 as Steven Mullaney hit a half-century. With 311 needed to win, the students were never on their way however rain saved them when they were 86/9 and stumps were called. Pick of the bowlers was Andy Carters whose figures read 4/7.

Sussex continued to impress as well at the BrightonandHoveJobs.Com County Ground. After Steffan Piolet hit an unbeaten century, his side declared at 234/8, 562 ahead of Loughborough MCCU. Lewis Hatchett then repeated tricks as he got 4 scalps in the second innings.

The only shining light for the Loughborough was skipper Adam Riley who, after taking nine wickets scored 22* following Michael Burgess' 49 as hands were shaken at 224/8.

Derbyshire too could have won easily but the weather gods had other plans. Just as it looked like Durham MCCU were almost done at 158/6 with the help of Cameron Steel and Hugo Darby's 44 and 65 respectively, rain poured down and stumps were called.

Jonny Bairstow's dream start continued as he converted his overnight 61* to 123, an innings that was almost flawless. Eventually, the White Rose's innings was wrapped up for 454. In reply, Leeds MCCU were 61/2 but bad light caused a stop and there wasn't any further play.

Rain was the case at Wales too where Glamorgan faced Cardiff MCCU. After William Bragg's unbeaten 100, his side declared at 117/1 with a lead of 367. Cardiff were 27/1 then before rain meant there was no more play.

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