Surrey Players’ Diary: December 2020

Tom Curran celebrates the wicket of Alex Hales

Published: 27th November, 2020

It’s almost December 2020 and while there’s no cricket in the UK at the moment, there’s still lots to keep Surrey fans entertained over the coming month.

We know you’re all missing seeing the Three Feathers in action at The Kia Oval but as we move towards next summer, we’re going to have to make do with seeing our players shining on the world stage.

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Here’s a look at where some of our players will be between now and the new year.

England in South Africa

Sam Curran, Tom Curran, Jason Roy & Reece Topley are all in South Africa at the moment as England’s white-ball tour continues. The final T2OI will be played today before the three-match ODI series begins on Friday.

27th November: South Africa v England, T20I, 4pm UK, Sky Sports

29th November: South Africa v England, T20I, 12:30pm UK, Sky Sports

1st December: South Africa v England, T20I, 4pm UK, Sky Sports

4th December: South Africa v England, ODI, 11am UK, Sky Sports

6th December: South Africa v England, ODI, 8am UK, Sky Sports

9th December: South Africa v England, ODI, 10am UK, Sky Sports

BBL

Tom Curran, Will Jacks & Jason Roy will all provide Surrey-based interest in Australia’s Big Bash, running through December & January.

TC returns to the Sydney Sixers, where he made such an impression last season before England duty pulled him away from the knockout stages. His team still lifted the trophy without him and if TC can replicate his 2019/20 form they will be the team to beat again.

After winning the Vitality Blast Player of the Year trophy thanks to Surrey’s run to the final, Jacks gets his first shot as an overseas star in an illustrious T20 competition. He’ll turn out for the Hobart Hurricanes, where our former Head Coach Michael Di Venuto is currently part of the support staff.

Jason Roy was initially planning to go to this year’s IPL but eventually pulled out. He will now go to the Perth Scorchers after England are done in South Africa and after a mixed summer with England before starring for Surrey, he’ll be chomping at the bit to show his world-class talents.

All three will undergo a quarantine period after arriving in Australia that will delay their start to the tournament.

For UK viewers, the Big Bash is live on BT Sport.

Thursday, December 10: Hobart Hurricanes v Sydney Sixers (Blundstone Arena)

Saturday, December 12: Melbourne Renegades v Perth Scorchers (Blundstone Arena)

Sunday, December 13: Adelaide Strikers v Hobart Hurricanes (Blundstone Arena), Sydney Sixers v Melbourne Renegades (Blundstone Arena)

Tuesday, December 15: Hobart Hurricanes v Adelaide Strikers (University of Tasmania Stadium)

Wednesday, December 16: Perth Scorchers v Melbourne Stars (University of Tasmania Stadium)

Saturday, December 19: Hobart Hurricanes v Melbourne Renegades (Blundstone Arena)

Sunday, December 20: Sydney Sixers v Adelaide Strikers (Blundstone Arena)

Tuesday, December 22: Sydney Thunder v Perth Scorchers (Manuka Oval)

Saturday, December 26: Melbourne Stars v Sydney Sixers (Metricon Stadium)

Sunday, December 27: Brisbane Heat v Hobart Hurricanes (Gabba)

Monday, December 28: Perth Scorchers v Adelaide Strikers (Adelaide Oval)

Tuesday, December 29: Melbourne Renegades v Sydney Sixers (Metricon Stadium)

Wednesday, December 30: Hobart Hurricanes v Brisbane Heat (Gabba)

Thursday, December 31: Adelaide Strikers v Perth Scorchers (Adelaide Oval)

Lanka Premier League

Laurie Evans is in Sri Lanka for the inaugural edition of that nation’s premier T20 competition with a number of other talented English players.

Evans has been in quarantine ahead of the competition but his Colombo Kings are now under way with Evans hitting 22 from 14 balls in the first match. The Lanka Premier League available to watch on Sky Sports, with the final scheduled for the 16th December.

November 28: Galle v Colombo

December 1: Colombo v Dambulla

December 4: Jaffna v Colombo

December 7: Colombo v Galle

December 10: Jaffna v Colombo

December 11: Dambulla v Colombo

December 13: Semi-final 1

December 14: Semi-final 2

December 16: Final

Australian Grade Cricket

Academy bowler Sean Hunt is currently turning out for West Torrens CC in Adelaide in first grade cricket on Saturdays. The left arm seamer will work on his game through the winter before returning to the UK for the 2021 summer.

UK

Several of our players will continue their winter training and fitness regimes with those who ended the 2020 season injured in rehabilitation. Ollie Pope posted this on Instagram earlier this week about his come back from injury.

 

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There are also plenty of UK based events for Surrey fans such as the charity carol service on 10th December & the evening with David Lloyd and Vic Marks over Zoom.

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