January: The Month Ahead for Surrey Players

Burns Curran Foakes

Published: 1st January, 2019

After a successful year throughout the Club in 2018, it’s a fresh start now in 2019 with lots of cricket to come. Starting almost immediately…

England in West Indies

After crushing victories in Sri Lanka in October and November, the senior England side are heading to the Caribbean this month.

They will play two tour matches, on the 15th and 17th, before the three-match Test series begins in Bridgetown, Barbados on January 23rd.

Sam Curran, Man of the Series in last summer’s victory over India, and Ben Foakes, recipient of the same award in the Sri Lanka win, are joined again by Club captain and opener Rory Burns.

England Lions in India

The England Lions are in the midst of another busy winter schedule and head to India in a couple of weeks for seven matches against the hosts.

Ollie Pope is in the squad for both the five One-Day matches and the two four-day red-ball games while Amar Virdi will just feature in the longer format.

The 50-over matches begin on 23rd January with the first of the two ‘Test’ matches beginning on February 7th.

England U19s in India

Surrey’s newest professional Jamie Smith was part of a training camp in the UK with England U19s before Christmas. The wicket keeper-batsman will now join them for another camp in India before matches against a Bangladesh U19 side in all three formats later in the month.

He’s joined in the touring party by Surrey’s Lead Physiotherapist Alex Tysoe.

Big Bash – Men’s and Women’s

Surrey have four men and three women at one of the world’s foremost T20 competitions.

Our Head Coach Michael Di Venuto is helping out the Adelaide Strikers coaching staff while Tom Curran plays for the Sydney Sixers and Liam Plunkett is set to join up with the Melbourne Stars soon.

Aaron Finch was named as Melbourne Renegades before the tournament but has since made it into Australia’s Test team. With their red-ball series against followed by the ODI equivalent, it’s likely to be late into the competition before Finch can feature.

On the women’s side, Lizelle Lee is playing for the Melbourne Stars while both Marizanne Kapp and Dane van Niekerk are at the Sydney Sixers.

Jacks & Meaker Continue Grade Summer

Will Jacks scored 552 runs at an average of 69 in the first half of his Australian summer at University Cricket Club in Perth. His high score of 205 demonstrating the devastating ability we’ll hope to see more of when he returns to Surrey for the English summer.

Stuart Meaker is also playing grade cricket, at Eastern Suburbs in Sydney. He took 8/42 in a recent match in a fierce spell of pace bowling.

Both of these teams play every Saturday and we’ll bring you updates as and when our players shine.

Keep your eye on kiaoval.com for any more announcements as they happen for our players’ whereabouts.

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