Dom Sibley puts in nine-hour marathon in slowest-ever County Championship hundred as Surrey haul down 501

Dom Sibley puts in nine-hour marathon in slowest-ever County Championship hundred as Surrey haul down 501

Surrey chased a near-record fourth-innings total of 501 against Kent in the County Championship today (June 14) as Dom Sibley, Jamie Smith and Ben Foakes all scored centuries.

You have to go back to 1925 to find an occasion where a side has chased more runs in the fourth innings of a Championship game. That summer, Middlesex managed to successfully overcome a target of 502 to beat Nottinghamshire, in a match which featured Harold Larwood. No one has managed to chase 500 since in the County Championship, and only six other sides have done so in First Class history.

However, Sibley’s unbeaten nine-hour behemoth ensured Surrey broke that near 100-year ta

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