Cricket: Yorkshire battle to earn draw

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A Gary Ballance century helped Yorkshire secure a draw with Surrey at the Oval in their final County championship fixture.

With 18-year-old Dominic Sibley finally out a minute short of 10 hours for 242, Surrey declared exactly 200 in front on 634-5.

Yorkshire then slipped to 21-3 (Lees 11, Lyth 4, Jaques 1). Jonny Bairstow, 35, added 63 with Kane Williamson whose departure for 60 left Yorkshire 133-5.

Ballance and Andrew Gale, a dogged 81-ball 13, added 65. Ballance, after his first innings 148, dominated finishing with 108no, with 15 fours and two sixes, ending with a stand of 67 with Adil Rashid, 8no, to help Yorkshire to safety at 265-6.

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