Published: 13th September, 2018
Surrey County Cricket Club have won the 2018 Specsavers County Championship with two matches to spare.
Rory Burns’ team beat Worcestershire this week to put them out of reach of second placed Somerset and seal the top flight title for the first time since 2002.
The triumph means Surrey are the champion county for the 20th time in their history, cementing their position as the second most successful red ball county in the country.
With only an away trip to Somerset and the visit of 2017 champions Essex still to come, Surrey will now be looking to go through the first-class season unbeaten.
On the way to their haul of 239 points from 12 matches, Surrey have defeated all of their Division One opponents at least once and picked up doubles over Hampshire, Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire.
Victory against Worcestershire also ensured an incredible ninth consecutive victory in the Specsavers County Championship for Surrey; their best run of first-class form since 1999.
20 players have featured for Surrey’s team so far in this year’s four-day campaign including 11 Surrey Academy or Pathway graduates.