Middlesex v Surrey: Need to Know

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - APRIL 23:  Surrey bowler Sam Curran appeals for a wicket during day three of the Specsavers County Championship: Division One between Warwickshire and Surrey at Edgbaston on April 23, 2017 in Birmingham, England.  (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Published: 18th May, 2017

Surrey travel north of the river to Lord’s on Friday 19th May to take on Middlesex in Division One of the Specsavers County Championship.

Three games into the competition, Gareth Batty’s side are top of the table having won their season opener against Warwickshire and drawing the subsequent games to Lancashire and Warwickshire respectively.

Middlesex are searching for their first win of the season in order to kickstart their title defence, having won Division One of the Specsavers County Championship in the 2016 season.

The two sides have already met in 2017, in the Royal London One-Day Cup at the Kia oval, and it was Surrey who came out on top with a seven wicket victory over their North London rivals.

When the two sides met for the same fixture at Lord’s in 2016, the match was drawn.

Five key statistics to know before Surrey take on Surrey: 

  • Middlesex have only lost once in their last 12 meetings against Surrey (W5 D6)
  • Mark Footitt has taken more County Championship wickets since September 2016 than anyone else with 29.
  • The last time the two sides faced in the Specsavers County Championship, Sam Curran took a 4fer and scored 71 runs.
  • Nick Gubbins scored 1409 runs in Division One of the 2016 Specsavers County Championship, with only Keaton Jennings scoring more.
  • Middlesex have gone 10 home matches versus Surrey without tasting defeat; last losing to them on their own turf back in 1997 (W4 D6).

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