With 3183 runs, Jason Roy is Surrey’s leading run scorer in T20 cricket by quite some distance but which of his innings stand out the most?
England’s white-ball opener and Surrey academy graduate Roy has played 107 innings for the Club since his debut in 2008, averaging 30.90 and hammering 469 boundaries in total.
Here we look back to some of our favourite Roy innings over the course of his Surrey career in the shortest format in county cricket.
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101* from 57 balls – Kent v Surrey, Beckenham, 2010
Batting at three, between English talents Steven Davies & Rory Hamilton-Brown and international superstars Younis Khan & Andrew Symonds, Roy decided this Oldest Rivalry encounter singlehandedly.
Still just 20, he smashed 11 fours and five sixes on his way to first maiden T20 century. Surrey made 201 from their 20 overs and held Kent to 163 thanks largely to a five-wicket haul for Symonds.
122* from 65 balls – Surrey v Somerset, Kia Oval, 2015
A bumper Kia Oval crowd on a sweltering day in South London and an astonishing show from the recently internationally capped Roy. Eight fours & six sixes as Surrey hammered 208 from 20 overs. The 38 run victory with a team bowling unit, including one Roy catch.
120* from 62 balls – Surrey v Kent, Kia Oval, 2016
2016 was a great year for Roy at The Kia Oval, with his 162* against Sri Lanka one of the highlights of the international summer. This innings was another classic.
The Roy & Aaron Finch opening partnership that would form the backbone of Surrey’s T20 batting was starting to shine. They made 187 together before Finch went and left Roy to take Surrey to 212 from their 20 overs.
84 from 37 balls – Surrey v Middlesex, Kia Oval, 2018
In a sold-out match where two batsmen score centuries, it might be easy to forget about the 84 from 37 balls. Without Roy that night, Aaron Finch’s hitting may also have been in vain.
The England batsman actually scored at a quicker rate than the powerful Australian before he was caught. Although he may not have won Man of the Match that night, he was a central figure in one of the most memorable T20 fixtures ever witnessed.