Published: 7th December, 2018
It’s only a few weeks until Christmas but Amar Virdi is still embarrassed about a certain slapstick moment on one summer morning this year. It’s Surrey Social.
Fielding on the boundary rope is an essential skill in all formats these days and if you arrive early enough before any match, you’ll see the players performing acrobatics in case they’re called into action in the outfield.
Running through those drills requires awareness of all your surroundings and can easily end up looking like something from You’ve Been Framed when it goes wrong. Unfortunately for Virdi, that happened before a match earlier this year. He’s clearly got over the bruises to his body and ego though.
Back to the present though, Virdi has been working hard in the Kia Oval gym as he prepares for next season.
Conor McKerr is still in South Africa but that doesn’t mean he’s not working hard.
Having enjoyed a well deserved holiday following England’s white ball series with Sri Lanka, Tom Curran has been back in London this week. He won’t be around for long though, having joined the Sydney Sixers for this year’s Big Bash.
I’m super excited to have signed with Sydney Sixes for #BBL08. Some of my proudest memories as player have been in Australia and I can’t wait to be back there and apart of The Big Bash for the first time. See you soon @sixersbbl 🙌🏼
— Tom Curran (@_TC59) December 4, 2018
Enjoying some quality time with his brother while back in the country, TC was caught watching some of his wickets by Sam on Instagram this week.
Celebrity Masterchef awaiting for Rory Burns? What do you think?
Five of Surrey’s players were in this year’s T10 League in Dubai. Jade Dernbach clearly enjoyed the experience in the competition’s second year.
Arsenal fan Dernbach is returning home to his side Arsenal below Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League table. Trust big Spurs fan Rikki Clarke to remind him of that fact.
— Rikki Clarke (@RikkiClarke81) December 5, 2018
Over in Adelaide, a huge Test series between two of cricket’s biggest names is under way. Our man Aaron Finch felt the excitement on Wednesday ahead of the start of the 1st Test.
As that starts, one epic challenge ends. Mark Church has finally reached the end of his 1000 miles of running between the Kia Oval and Lord’s in aid of Pancreatic Cancer Research. As he came through the Alec Stewart Gate for the final time on Tuesday, he was greeted by the sight of hundreds of friends, family and members of the Surrey squad waiting for him.
— Rikki Clarke (@RikkiClarke81) December 4, 2018
— Rory Burns (@roryburns17) December 4, 2018
What a man and what a great cause. There’s still time to donate everyone… well done Mark xx https://t.co/0Apnng6QsL
— Alex Tysoe (@Phys) December 5, 2018
— Richard Bedbrook (@bedders29) December 4, 2018