David hammers 52 not out off 38 balls as Surrey overhaul Derbyshire with 13 overs to spare
Surrey 219 for 2 (Patel 111*, David 52*) beat Derbyshire 215 (McKiernan 38, Wagstaff 36, McKerr 3-43, Moriarty 3-44) by eight wickets
Ryan Patel’s century took Surrey to the knockout stages of the Royal London Cup with a crushing eight wicket victory over Derbyshire at the Incora County Ground.Patel led the way with an unbeaten 111 from 116 balls and Tim David hammered 52 not out off 38 balls as Surrey chased down a modest target of 216 with 13 overs to spare.
Derbyshire could only muster 215 with Mattie McKiernan scoring 38 off 30 balls and Mitch Wagstaff contributing 36.
Conor McKerr took 3 for 43 and Daniel Moriarty 3 for 44 to put Surrey in control before Patel and David eased Surrey to 219 for 2.
Derbyshire’s chances of ending a disappointing tournament on a high suffered a blow when all-rounder Fynn Hudson-Prentice was ruled out following a positive Covid test while wicketkeeper Daryn Smit came in for his first List A game in three years.
Tom Wood got Derbyshire off to a good start but the innings stalled and it needed some lower-order resistance to get the score above 200.
Wood drove and cut Matt Dunn for three fours in the ninth over but his attempt to pull a fourth ended in the hands of midwicket.