Category Archives: Marcus Hook

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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