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Five for Harrison
JAMIE Harrison swiftly cleaned up the Surrey tail when play began an hour late this morning, finishing with five for 31 as the hapless visitors folded for 108.
In the days when they were at opposite ends of the table, it would have seemed unthinkable that Durham would one day ask Surrey to follow on 313 behind.
Second time around Rory Burns went perilously close to edging Chris Rushworth’s opening delivery to Phil Mustard and in the fourth over left-hander Arun Harinath was bowled round his legs by the mightily impressive Harrison.
He also beat Hashim Amla, but the South African and Burns survived to reach lunch on 18 for one.
Harrison, a 22-year-old Lancastrian who was picked up by Durham from Sedbergh School, took four for 112 on his championship debut at Taunton in May last year.
But after playing in the next two games he didn’t appear again until the current match, owing his presence to the injuries suffered by Graham Onions and Callum Thorp.
He has had some injury problems but now looks very strong and has been taking lots of wickets for Stockton recently with his left-arm swing.
When Surrey resumed on 97 for six acting captain Gareth Batty slapped a low catch to Mark Stoneman at point off Chris Rushworth in the second over.
Harrison did the rest, pinning Chris Tremlett lbw before twice hitting Tim Linley on the boot with swinging yorkers. Why the first lbw appeal was not upheld only Michael Gough knows, but he couldn’t turn down the second.
Last man Jade Dernbach decided a wild swing was his best option, only to lose his off stump, leaving Steve Davies stranded on 41.
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