Published: 1st October, 2020
Will Jacks gave his thoughts to presenter David Garrido after turning in a man of the match performance to seal Surrey’s place at Saturday’s Vitality Blast Finals Day.
Jacks played a useful cameo with the bat, scoring 23 not out, but it was with the ball where he truly excelled, claiming 4/15 from his four overs. His wickets were those of Kent’s top four too, including England men Zak Crawley, Joe Denly & Sam Billings.
Jacks, who was aged just four when Surrey won their only previous T20 title in 2003, said: “It would be brilliant for the club and really exciting if we could win it again at Edgbaston this Saturday. It’s like when we won the county championship in 2018 – that was the first time for 16 years and, for a club like Surrey, it’s probably fair to say we underperformed for those years that followed the Adam Hollioake era in the late 1990s and early 2000s.
“My role, home and away this season, has been to bowl the second over and see how it goes from there so obviously I would expect to keep on doing that now. The pitches at Edgbaston also take a bit of spin so hopefully we can go there and continue to play as we have done in the past few weeks.
“Unfortunately there won’t be any fans in the ground but T20 Finals Day is always the best day of the season if you get there and we have got used to playing with no crowds so it would just be great if we could win the tournament and top off a brilliant competition.
“We were pretty happy with 169 on the board and I was lucky things went my way today. Previously it has been Dan Moriarty taking most of the wickets but, as a unit today, all of us three spinners went really well. It was a professional performance all round, we had our plans and we executed them so well.”