Category Archives: Surrey CCC

Howzat! Geary’s Minster wedding saw Surrey bats raised high

Across the country, cricketers of all standards would normally have been going through their paces, getting their eye in, in their last net before the start of the season. For Surrey CCC, it was to have marked a very special … Continue reading

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Burns’s Ashes century fires up Whitgift’s sporting credentials

When Rory Burns left the field in Birmingham yesterday evening, his bat raised in acknowledgement of the standing ovation from the Edgbaston pavilion, after he had batted all day to remain unbeaten and unbowed on 125, with the crowd chanting … Continue reading

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Butcher: England should put their ‘batting brute’ Roy in at No3

Surrey’s Jason Roy should be in the England Test team’s top order for the Ashes series and has a hugely important role in tomorrow’s World Cup semi-final against Australia. That’s the view of Mark Butcher, the former Surrey and England … Continue reading

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Autographs from Laker’s legends up for sale in Mayday auction

There’s a big summer of cricket coming up, with the World Cup and Ashes series, but before it gets underway in earnest, historians of the game may be drawn to one of the lots at an antiques auction at Fairleigh … Continue reading

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Flipping Norah: Batty’s new tricks make a difference, even at 38

HOOK SHOT: Ahead of Surrey’s one-day final showdown at Lord’s tomorrow, MARCUS HOOK interviews the skipper about the season and his recall to the England Test squad Surrey are back at Lord’s tomorrow for the final of the Royal London … Continue reading

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Surrey’s survival guide for the last eight weeks of the season

HOOK SHOT: Victory over Hampshire in their last game lifted Surrey out of the Championship relegation zone for the first time since the start of the season. MARCUS HOOK outlines what they need to do over the next two months … Continue reading

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Batty looking to his batsmen to keep Surrey in the running

HOOK SHOT: Surrey’s struggles in the County Championship continue, but their skipper tells MARCUS HOOK that a win over Nottinghamshire shows a change in form With the cricket season now at its halfway stage, Gareth Batty is the first to … Continue reading

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Bravo arrives just as Oval season’s gone pear-shaped

HOOK SHOT: Two defeats in the past week, each by one wicket, have been the latest morale-sapping set-backs for struggling Surrey. MARCUS HOOK asks the county cricket club’s coach, Michael Di Venuto, what it will take to turn around the … Continue reading

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Back-breaking work sees Oval look for teenaged kick-start

HOOK SHOT: Surrey’s four-day County Championship season has got off to a shaky start, so they will welcome the arrival of the T20 tournament and young talent Sam Curran, writes MARCUS HOOK It’s hard to imagine anyone welcoming the start … Continue reading

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Surrey’s Sangakkara sets himself for another long knock

HOOK SHOT: Surrey start their first game at The Oval since their return to the County Championship top tier this weekend. Here, MARCUS HOOK interviews one of the biggest stars in the all-star dressing room When Kumar Sangakkara speaks, you … Continue reading

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Pietersen could still help Surrey to have a Blast this summer

HOOK SHOT: The World T20 is underway and the county cricket season is just a few weeks away at The Oval. So, we need to talk about Kevin… MARCUS HOOK opens the batting on a new column Even if Kevin … Continue reading

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Di Venuto will hit ground running as Surrey’s new coach

When Jason Roy, the Old Whitgiftian, returns from England duty in South Africa for pre-season training at The Oval, he’ll walk into a dressing room to discover a new Surrey club coach. Another one. Michael Di Venuto’s arrival in south … Continue reading

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Pietersen plea could put him in prime position for Surrey

Amid the furore created this week around the publication of Kevin Pietersen’s “autobiography”, which he got someone else to write for him, one twist has been the 34-year-old former England batsman’s realisation that if he really does harbour serious ambitions … Continue reading

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Surrey’s going round in circles over captaincy at The Oval

JASON COURT wraps up the county cricket season by posing the question: who will be Surrey captain in 2015? At the start of the season, I suggested a good run in the T20 would be possible, but promotion first year … Continue reading

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Surrey end summer pot-less, despite Roy’s batting power

So near, yet so far. Surrey’s last, albeit outside, chance of success this summer – promotion back to the first division of the County Championship – somehow slipped through their batting-gloved fingers on Friday at New Road Worcester, when from … Continue reading

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Character beginning to show for back-to-form Surrey

With improving results, Surrey go into a busy period at The Oval with more optimism among the members in the pavilion, reports JASON COURT There is an autograph in the Surrey cricket museum at The Oval. It has a short … Continue reading

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Surrey blame ‘struggling facilities’ for Whitgift cricket decision

Doubts over whether county cricket will return to Croydon were renewed this week when the annual meeting of Surrey members was told that “struggling facilities” were the reason for the county club’s continued absence from Whitgift School. The cricket festival … Continue reading

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Surrey’s members ready to go nuts for Ford-inspired KP

JASON COURT says that there’s more optimism in the members’ pavilion at The Oval ahead of the County Championship, which begins on Sunday On Sunday I will be joining the masses of cabbies, retirees, students, the unemployed and other 40- … Continue reading

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England batsman Butcher wants to bowl out incinerator

Mark Butcher, the former Surrey and England cricketer, is the latest Croydon celebrity to voice concerns about plans to build an incinerator on the border with Sutton. “When I heard about the incinerator I couldn’t quite believe what I was … Continue reading

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ECB demands rule out Whitgift cricket festival for 2014

Hopes that county cricket would return to Croydon in 2014 after a three-year hiatus will be dashed tonight when the England and Wales Cricket Board publishes its fixtures list for next summer. Surrey will not be listed as playing any … Continue reading

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Ashes call-up has Thornton Heath’s Carberry on right track

England batsmen on this winter’s Ashes cricket tour to Australia had better take their quick singles very quickly, as the inclusion in the 17-man squad of Thornton Heath-born Michael Carberry is certain to put some speed into their running between … Continue reading

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Surrey in desperate late struggle to avoid relegation

Surrey cricket is in crisis. Again. For all the positive news and changes that have emerged from The Oval in recent months, today’s home Championship game of the season, against Derbyshire, is crucial for Surrey as they seek an unlikely … Continue reading

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Surrey cricket looks to revive Croydon festival in 2014

First-class cricket could make a return to Croydon next summer, Inside Croydon can reveal. As the fifth and final Ashes Test between England and Australia gets underway at The Oval, today, Inside Croydon has learned of moves behind the scenes … Continue reading

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Surrey starting to come together as storm clouds clear

The death of a promising young batsman, the departure of his friend and club captain, the sacking of the county coach, and the arrival of two legends of Test cricket… It has been a year of trauma for Surrey cricket. … Continue reading

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Selhurst sponsors have Palace as outsiders for first game

Crystal Palace appear close to announcing a stadium naming deal for Selhurst Park with an Asian-based online bookmaker – one of the many betting firms who are offering the Eagles at odds on that they will be relegated straight back … Continue reading

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