Surrey’s Freddie van den Bergh and Conor McKerr conspired to bowl MCC out for 265, regardless of a half-century from Dan Lawrence on the primary day of the Champion County Match in Dubai.
After MCC captain Stuart Broad gained the toss and opted to bat, McKerr struck early, bowling Dom Sibley and Tom Westley to place MCC in bother at 45 for two.
After van den Bergh had opener Will Rhodes (46) stumped by Jamie Smith, the 18-year-old Surrey wicketkeeper making his first-class debut, MCC have been 107 for three however then Lawrence (58) and Tom Abell (41) steadied the innings.
When Abell was out lbw to Scott Borthwick, MCC’s rating seemed a lot more healthy at 193 for four however van den Bergh made the breakthrough when he had Lawrence caught behind by Smith after which had Peter Trego caught by McKerr a short while later.
County champions Surrey eliminated the potential hazard of Dom Bess, dismissed by a superb run out by the hands of Smith for 4, and Broad, bowled by paceman McKerr, who completed the day with three for 40. Borthwick ended with 2 for 55, whereas fellow spinner van den Bergh had three for 54.
On the shut of play, Surrey have been 20 for none in reply, 245 runs in arrears, with England opener Rory Burns not out seven and Mark Stoneman unbeaten on eight within the four-day, first-class fixture.
In the meantime, Lancashire gained their one-day pre-season match in opposition to UAE in Dubai by six wickets with 38 balls remaining after reaching 233 for four in reply to UAE’s 230 for eight.
Lancashire spinner Matt Parkinson underwent surgical procedure in Dubai to restore a deep minimize to his jaw after being struck within the face off his personal bowling by Stoneman within the T10 Competition on the ICC Academy on Thursday. Parkinson, who didn’t undergo any fractures, was set to return to England early, whereas the remainder of Lanchashire’s squad head dwelling later this week following a two-day fixture in opposition to UAE beginning on Tuesday.