Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Perfect Ten for Brothers

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Perfect Ten for Brothers

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TOM and Sam Curran became the first siblings in 65 years to share all 10 wickets in a County Championship innings as Surrey edged closer to claiming the Division Two title by taking charge against Northamptonshire?.

The brothers, whose late father Kevin played for Northamptonshire, joined forces as the visitors were skittled for just 110 at the Kia Oval before being forced to follow on 300 runs behind?.

Tom, 20, took seven for 35 and 17-year-old Sam picked up three for 46 as the pair became the first brothers to take all 10 wickets in a championship innings since Jack and Charlie Oakes managed it for Sussex against Somerset in 1950?.

Tom Curran struck again with the third ball of Northamptonshire's second innings, but Ben Duckett (116 not out) and Alex Wakely (93no) helped the visitors recover to 223 for one by the close of day three to ensure the champagne remains on ice for leaders Surrey?.

Lancashire can pip Surrey to the title, although that now looks unlikely with their match at Essex seemingly headed for a draw? …

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