Ben Cox made useful runs for the MCC on the opening day of the traditional clash with Champion County Surrey in Dubai.

The Worcestershire wicket-keeper batsman went to the wicket at number seven and struck 27 off 61 balls with one boundary.

He came in at 209-5 and was eighth out at 254 when leg before to spinner Scott Borthwick.

Cox is playing in this curtain raiser to the new season for the second time in three years.

He scored 40 and 17 and took five catches against Middlesex in 2017.

Surrey dismissed MCC for 265 in 90.5 overs with Dan Lawrence top-scoring with 58 and Will Rhodes (46) and Tom Abell (41) the other main contributors.

Freddie van den Bergh (3-54) and Conor McKerr (3-40) were the most successful Surrey bowlers.

Surrey reached 20-0 off three overs by the close.