One of the modern greats of cricket, Hashim Amla was today presented with his County Cap by the Chair of Surrey County Cricket Club, Richard Thompson.
Amla first played for Surrey in 2013, coming to The Kia Oval for a six match stint that brought 545 runs, before returning the following summer for a further four appearances.
After retiring from international cricket in 2019, he signed a full-time contract with Surrey, representing the Club in all formats.
In total, he has scored 2,020 runs for Surrey, with a first-class Surrey average of 48.06. He has also captained the Club on a number of occasions and played some memorable match-saving innings, including a 278 ball 37 run innings against Hampshire earlier this season.
To receive the Surrey CCC County Cap is a great honour, awarded to those deemed to have made a significant contribution to the Club’s first XI over a sustained period of time. Hashim will now follow in the cricketing footsteps of historic Surrey players such as Sir Jack Hobbs, Peter May, Micky Stewart and Adam Hollioake as well as a number of his current teammates.