Surrey’s best Championship matches in 2017

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Published: 6th October, 2017

There may only have been two wins but with a pile of runs and an eventual third place finish, Surrey can look back on a solid effort in Division One of the Specsavers County Championship.

With Kumar Sangakkara, Mark Stoneman and Rory Burns ending the year as the division’s top three batsmen, Surrey have plenty to remember about their first-class summer but which was your favourite match?

Have a look at our pick of the best performances below and vote for your favourite on the club’s Twitter account!

Surrey v Warwickshire

The competitive red ball season could hardly have got off to a better start than this emphatic innings victory over eventually relegated Warwickshire.

After a marvellous 165 from Stoneman in Surrey’s innings, the bowlers ripped through Warwickshire twice with plenty of play remaining on Day 4 at the Kia Oval.

Middlesex v Surrey

The first of two draws against our London rivals in the County Championship but this match will be remembered for back-to-back centuries from Kumar Sangakkara.

The great Sri Lankan hit 114 in the first innings before making 120 in the second against Middlesex’s high quality attack. It wasn’t enough to force a win but Sangakkara’s batting that week, as with much of the season, was a joy to behold at Lord’s.

Surrey v Yorkshire

Another draw but one which saw Surrey dominate proceedings throughout the week despite ultimately failing to take the 20 wickets required to win the match.

With three centurions (Stoneman, Sangakkara and Foakes) in Surrey’s first innings, they then forced Yorkshire into a follow-on but Shaun Marsh and Alex Lees batted excellently on a flat final day pitch to lead to handshake between the captains as the sun came down on Day 4.

Surrey v Somerset

Another victory and a chance to bid a Kia Oval farewell to Kumar ‘The King’ Sangakkara in the best possible way.

Surrey’s final match at home this summer came against relegation threatened Somerset and after a beautiful spell and career-best figures of 7-55 from Rikki Clarke, a route to victory emerged.

Sangakkara’s 157 saw Surrey to a significant first innings lead before another tough effort in the field left them a short closing chase before the love-in for the legendary Sri Lankan could get fully under way.

Don’t forget to vote for your favourite match on Twitter!

Follow these links to see our look back on our best Natwest T20 BlastRoyal London One-Day Cup and Kia Super League matches in 2017 on kiaoval.com.

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