Yorkshire were on the wrong end of a piece of cricketing history at The Oval yesterday.
Surrey opener Dominic Sibley became the youngest player, at 18 yrs 21 days, to score a double century in the County Championship.
Sibley, allowed leave from Whitgift School to play, had already become the youngest centurion in Surrey’s history and then became the youngest double centurion for any county.
It was a magnificent effort from the youngster who had a top score of 37 in his five Championship innings since his debut last month.
Starting the day on 81 not out, with Surrey 172-1, he ended on 220no with 21 fours and two 6s and had batted almost nine and three-quarter hours.
He put on 236 with Hashim Amla, who made 151 as Surrey closed on 572-4, a lead of 138 over Yorkshire’s 434.
Meanwhile, Derbyshire were relegated after their innings and 168 run defeat to Warwickshire.
Resuming on 44-5, they were all out for 103 and collapsed again for 120.