Surrey host Gloucestershire in their final home group fixture of the 2022 Royal London Cup.
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LAST TIME OUT
Surrey beat Somerset by 43 runs (DLS) on Wednesday.
Batting first, Surrey posted a competitive total of 302/9 thanks to 70 from Nico Reifer, 36 from Josh Blake, 66 from 18-year-old Sheridon Gumbs on his home debut and 60 from all-rounder Tom Lawes.
Somerset’s Kasey Aldridge impressed taking his first five wicket haul – taking 5/50 from 10 overs.
The score of 300 plus was the first of the competition for the young Surrey side.
With the rain looming, Surrey managed to restrict Somerset to 21/2 from 4.1 overs. The loss of early wickets meant the DLS par score increased to put Surrey in the ascendency. Tom Lawes bowled Australian Test batter Matt Renshaw in the eighth over to put Surrey in the driving seat. The heavens opened 12 overs in, with Somerset on 68/3 – meaning Surrey were victorious by 43 runs due to the Duckworth Lewis system.
Cam Steel has been added to the squad following the completion of his return to play concussion protocols.
The 14-player squad is as follows:
Gloucestershire sit sixth in Group A of the Royal London Cip – one point ahead of Surrey. Both teams can still mathematically qualify for the quarterfinals of the Royal London Cup.
The West-Country outfit have won three and lost three so far this campaign. They have been victorious against Sussex, Nottinghamshire and against their West-Country rivals Somerset.
Wicketkeeper batter James Bracey and Australian Test opener Marcus Harris have been in imperious form for Gloucestershire. Bracey has scored 252 runs in six innings at an average of 50.40 with a high score of 104 not out in the 5-wicket victory over Nottinghamshire. Harris has scored 266 runs in 6 innings at an average of 44.33. His high score of 94 came in the 60-run victory over Durham.
HEAD TO HEAD
Surrey and Gloucestershire have played a total of 60 List A One-Day Matches. Surrey have won 34, lost 26 and five have been abandoned.
The highest Surrey total was an incredible 496/4 at The Kia Oval in 2007. An opening stand of 294 runs by James Benning (152) and Ali Brown (176), plus a 28-ball 82 by Rikki Clarke meant Surrey stormed to a then-List A record total of 496/4. The List A record has since been overtaken by England\s 498/4 vs Netherlands in Amstelveen in June 2022. Gloucestershire were bowled out for 239 in 34.1 overs as Mohammed Akram took figures of 4/36. The victory margin was an astonishing 257 runs.
The highest Gloucestershire total was 339/8 at Bristol in 2008. Surrey fell two runs short in their chase as they were bowled out for 337.
The highest individual batting score for a Surrey player was James Benning’s 189 not out in 2006. Whereas for Gloucester it was Robert Cunliffe’s 137 not out in 1996.
The best bowling figures for a Surrey player was 6/35 by Jade Dernbach. For Gloucestershire it is Julian Shackleton’s 5/20 in 1977.
Stats provided by Marcus Hook and Brian Cowley of the Surrey Cricket Research Group.