Surrey batsman Jamie Smith hammered an incredible 132 not out from 63 balls in a Second XI T20 match with Kent at Polo Farm in Canterbury.
Opening the batting alongside Hashim Amla, Smith smashed 14 fours and seven sixes against a bowling attack including the likes of senior county pros Harry Podmore and Hamidullah Qadri. Surrey’s eventual total of 220/5 proved too much for the hosts, who reached 204/7 from their 20 overs.
With the Vitality Blast starting later this week, both teams fielded stronger sides than usually may be expected.
Several of Surrey’s key men for the upcoming tournament including Jason Roy, Sam Curran, Tom Curran & Will Jacks all played on Monday but were rotated out for the likes of Smith, Amla and captain for the day Jade Dernbach.
Amla (28) and Stoneman (23) provided able support to Smith but it was the Surrey Academy graduate who really stole the show.
A strong Kent batting lineup including Daniel Bell-Drummond, Jack Leaning, Alex Blake and Jordan Cox all got starts but it wasn’t enough to match Surrey’s huge total.
Dernbach was the star with the ball in hand, taking 2/22 from his four overs. Matt Dunn claimed 2/39, Rikki Clarke 1/28, Justin Broad 1/36 and Ryan Patel 1/40.
Surrey 2nd XI are in T20 action again on Wednesday afternoon, facing Hampshire at The Kia Oval. Entry is free for all and gates will open at 1:30pm ahead of a 2:30pm start.