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With the 2021 English season now complete, it’s a good time for Surrey’s players to reflect on their highs and lows over the last six months.

While the Surrey sides were battling it out in the domestic game, with the men ending up as semi-finalists in the Royal London Cup and the women runners-up in both T20 and 50 over cricket, there were plenty representing the international team.

Here we’ll take a look at how they did in their performances across all formats for England.

You can be in with a chance to see England’s Test and ODI teams at The Kia Oval next summer by entering our 2022 Ballot. To get priority before ballot winners and ensure your seat, become a Surrey Member here.

Rory Burns

Tests: 6

Runs: 421

High score: 132

After a run of LV= County Championship appearances at the start of the season, Burns got his Test summer off to the best possible start with 132 in the opening Test against recently crowned World champions New Zealand. He backed that up in the second match of the two-match series with 81 in the first innings, although New Zealand won that fixture.

After initial struggles in the first Test of the India series, our Club captain made 49 & 61 in the second and third Tests before ending his summer with exactly 50 on his home ground in front of a packed out Kia Oval.

Sam Curran

Matches: 9 (3 Tests, 3 ODIs, 3 T20Is)

Wickets: 13

Runs: 108

After missing out on the New Zealand Tests, Sam’s three Tests came in the first three against India. He scored 74 runs across five innings with a high score of 32. With the ball, he took three wickets often operating as the first change bowler.

From all three ODIs against Sri Lanka, Sam’s standout appearance came at The Kia Oval when he took career best ODI figures of 5/48 and was crowned Man of the Match. In three T20Is with Sri Lanka, he took five wickets and hit 16* and 9* in end of innings cameos.

Tom Curran

Matches: 4 (2 ODIs, T20Is)

Wickets: 7

Runs: 10

Tom’s best international of the summer came with 4/35 against Sri Lanka in the 3rd ODI at Durham’s Emirates Riverside and he backed this up with 3 wickets across two T20I appearances against Pakistan later in the summer.

Sophia Dunkley

Matches: 15 (1 Test, 8 ODIs, 6 T20Is)

Runs: 301

High score 74*

After a star turn in the only Test between England and India, with 74 first innings runs to set up the tilt at victory, Dunkley’s season went from strength to strength. Then, in her first ODI innings later that month she made 73 before a 33 and 28 in her remaining 50 over innings from lower down the order.

Dunkley was also an ever-present in England Women’s T20I season, with three scores in the twenties against New Zealand.

Ollie Pope

Tests: 3

Runs: 167

High score: 81

Pope played both Tests against New Zealand with a start in all four of his innings (19, 20, 22, 23). However, he was left out of the first three Tests of India’s visit but continued with his love affair with The Kia Oval by top scoring with 81 in England’s first innings at his home ground.

Jason Roy

Matches: 7 (2 ODIs, 5 T20Is)

Runs: 219

High score: 64

Playing the 2nd & 3rd ODIs against Sri Lanka, Roy made 60 from 52 in the first match before the third match was cancelled before he had the opportunity to bat. He made 36 & 17 in both of the Sri Lanka T20Is before 34, 10 and a Man of the Match 64 from 36 balls against Pakistan.

Nat Sciver

Matches: 14

Wickets: 13

Runs: 355

Sciver hit 42 and took 3 wickets as England battled valiantly but couldn’t force the victory in the only Test vs India then scored 74, 19 & 49 in the three ODIs that followed against the same opponent and a 55 and 42 in the T20Is. It was the T20Is against New Zealand which brought her biggest honour though, captaining the side in Heather Knight’s absence.

You can be in with a chance to see England’s Test and ODI teams at The Kia Oval next summer by entering our 2022 Ballot. To get priority before ballot winners and ensure your seat, become a Surrey Member here.