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While the 2020 season was unlike any other that has gone before it, there were still a number of players who turned in excellent performances for Surrey.

After a mixed performance in the Bob Willis Trophy, Surrey put together an incredible run of victories to reach the Vitality Blast final.

A number of Surrey players stuck their hand up throughout the shortened season, turning in star performances in specific matches.

In no particular order, here follows our suggestions. If you’ve got any suggestions, please tweet us at @surreycricket!

Daniel Moriarty v Sussex, Bob Willis Trophy

A memorable debut first-class season for Daniel Moriarty ended with back-to-back five-wicket hauls in our final Bob Willis Trophy match of the season.

5/154 & 6/70 in the two Sussex innings and 56.3 overs bowled, all in the middle of Moriarty being a key pillar of our Vitality Blast run.

Jason Roy v Kent, Vitality Blast

Having come into the Surrey team from a mixed summer of England bubbles, Roy added the firepower and spark that propelled his side through the Vitality Blast.

His best performance came in the 72 from 52 balls against Kent Spitfires at The Kia Oval that finished off the South Group.

Liam Plunkett v Gloucestershire, Vitality Blast

After injuries reduced his impact earlier in the season, Liam Plunkett came into the Surrey T20 side as the crunch period of the group stage approached.

He worked his way through the gears and it was in the reduced overs semi-final where he really made his mark taking three wickets for just 12 runs.

Ben Foakes v Kent, Bob Willis Trophy

It had been a frustrating summer for Foakes until he was released from England’s bubble to finally make his first appearance of the year for Surrey.

The wicket keeper batsman clearly revelled in being back in the middle at The Kia Oval, going to three figures in his first innings and removing his helmet to reveal the flowing locks beneath.

Reece Topley v Hampshire, Vitality Blast

Returning to the Ageas Bowl where he had previously played for Hampshire, left arm seamer stole the show with 4/20 including a first ball yorker that burst through the defence of opener George Munsey.

Jamie Overton v Sussex, Vitality Blast

Joining Surrey in the middle of the summer, all-rounder Overton came in to bowl quickly and score vital lower order runs.

He did just that in this Sussex match, turning a tight game into a Surrey victory and guaranteeing our spot in the quarter-finals with plenty of room to spare.

Will Jacks v Kent, Vitality Blast

The Vitality Blast Player of the Year put in plenty of great performances as a batsman and bowler throughout the campaign.

With 169 on the board in our quarter-final against Kent including a cameo of 23 from Jacks, the spinner took all of the top four early on in Kent’s response to all but seal the win for Surrey.

Rory Burns v Sussex, Bob Willis Trophy

The Club captain came back from England’s Test summer to lead us in our final Bob Willis Trophy match and hit a century in our first innings of the match.

Laurie Evans v Essex, Vitality Blast

The big hitting batsman had a number of potential submissions for this, scoring lots of runs in the Vitality Blast.

With a huge 195 set by Essex in Chelmsford, Evans came to the middle with Surrey at 0/1 after the first ball. His 88 from 52 balls won the match and kept our run of success going.

Hashim Amla v Kent, Vitality Blast

His first appearance after a protracted visa process thanks to COVID restrictions and a quarantine in the UK, Amla was immediately in form at Canterbury.

75 in 56 balls helped Surrey recover from a poor start and while it didn’t lead to victory for his side, it did show promise for the rest of the competition.