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Thornton Heath’s Carberry bats his way back after cancer

Michael Carberry, the Thornton Heath-born Test batsman, could be about to make a comeback in county cricket this summer, less than a year after undergoing urgent surgery to remove a cancerous tumour. Carberry, 36, who started his career at The … 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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The Boom Band play live, Half Moon Putney, July 19

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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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