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Surrey loanee Laurie Evans says being back in the Three Feathers means a lot to him.

Batsman Evans made his first appearance for Surrey in more than 10 years last week during the Bob Willis Trophy match against Essex. His one-week loan was extended for Surrey’s ongoing match with Hampshire and he took full advantage, making a fluent 65 in the first innings at Arundel.

Click on the below video to hear what he said to Mark Church after the second day was reduced to just 16.4 overs.

Speaking at the close on the second day, Evans said: “It isn’t easy to bat but me and Smithy just tried to apply ourselves and put the bad balls away.

“Coming in when you are so many wickets down the pressure is off you, and being an aggressive player, I want to put the bad balls away.

“They were searching for wickets and I was lucky enough to put them away.

“Smudge at the other end was soaking up the pressure and deserves a lot of credit.

“It felt great [to get a first Surrey fifty for 10 years]. This club is where I started and means a lot to me even though it feels different to back then.

“It feels nice to come back, play for Surrey and get an opportunity in red-ball cricket.

“It felt like 220-250 would be a good score. With our bowling attack, you never know. We have some quality in our line up.”