Michael Burgess has offered his warmest thanks to the "chilled out" Olly Hannon-Dalby for escorting him through to three-figures in Warwickshire's championship opener with Surrey.

Hannon-Dalby batted two hours and 14 minutes for 11 not out, having taken 67 balls to score his first run. His implacable defiance enabled Burgess to not only reach his century but then climb into the attack to post a career-best 178 (221 balls, 20 fours, eight sixes) in a tenth-wicket stand of 122 in 33 overs.