Surrey are back-to-back County Champions - Kia Oval Skip to main content

Surrey were presented the LV= Insurance County Championship trophy for the second time in two years after the completion of their game against Hampshire, who became the second team to beat The Three Feathers in two years.

Only Lancashire had beaten Surrey in 2022 and 2023 in red ball cricket, winning once in either campaign.

But Liam Dawson took his season tally to 49 wickets by taking two of the four wickets needed to secure victory, with Surrey only scoring 20 of the 73 required to lose by 52 runs before 11am.

After the match, Surrey were presented with the Division One trophy by ECB chair Richard Thompson.

Surrey were confirmed as champions before lunch on day three, and celebrations took place after plan concluded.

This morning, it took five balls for Jordan Clark to advance to Mohammad Abbas and prod to James Vince at first slip.

Jamie Overton came out and played a delicious straight drive, holding the pose like a peacock, and then a powerful sweep shot.

Soon after, however, he was stumped by Ben Brown off Dawson, the start of three wickets to fall in 12 balls to end the year.

Kemar Roach departed second ball when his wild swing flew to first slip, with the Abbas and Vince combo striking again. The Pakistan seamer ended the campaign with 53 scalps.

Sai Sudharsan, a first innings half-century maker, batted composed until Dan Worrall arrived and hacked at one, at which point his stylish 40 turned more towards aggression.

The Indian took on Dawson but only managed to top edge to Vince running across from the slips to end the contest and the season.

Hampshire finishing third for a second year in a row.