It’s the final full calendar month without cricket in the UK before the 2022 domestic season is upon us and there’s plenty to keep us entertained on our screens in February.
The finishing line of a long winter is in sight, with our first pre-season friendly a mere seven weeks away! We’re travelling to local rivals Sussex & Middlesex for pre-season this year before we begin our LV= County Championship season at Edgbaston on the 7th April.
Until then however, we’ll have to content ourselves with cricket around the world. Lucky for us, there’s a lot involving Surrey players.
The best way to see all of our home fixtures this year is with a Club Membership, priced at just£20 for U16s and from £71 for adults.
The women’s Ashes in Australia is to be completed with three ODIs on the 3rd, 5th and 7th February. The first will be played in Adelaide with the final two in Melbourne and all will be available for UK viewers to watch on BT Sport.
Surrey Women Sophia Dunkley & Nat Sciver have been central to the rain-affected series so far, scoring 70 and 105 runs respectively while Sciver has also taken four wickets.
Alice Capsey & Bryony Smith are also in Australia, on the A tour shadowing the senior team. Capsey has 137 runs and three wickets and Smith has 83 runs to her name. Their final fixture is the 2nd February.
PAKISTAN SUPER LEAGUE
Reece Topley has withdrawn from his scheduled Pakistan Super League stint with Islamabad United after England’s T20I tour of West Indies, but the other two Surrey men in that England squad are still expected to feature.
Chris Jordan, our new T20 captain, will play for Karachi Kings and Jason Roy will play for Quetta Gladiators. All fixtures will be available to watch on Sky Sports for UK viewers.
BANGLADESH PREMIER LEAGUE
Will Jacks has had an incredible start to the Bangladesh Premier League, scoring 223 runs in just six innings with a 69 and a 52 to his name.
His Chattogram Challengers side are in action on the 1st, 3rd, 8th & 12th before the knockout stages begin on the 14th. The final will be played on the 18th February. We’ll keep you updated with Jacks’ activity right here and on our social media channels.
INDIAN PREMIER LEAGUE MEGA AUCTION
There will be a bigger-than-usual auction for the Indian Premier League this year, with every side forced into a major reshuffle. This means lots of players will be up for grabs. We’ll find out which Surrey players will be unavailable for a period of our season on the 13th February 2022. This year’s IPL is expected to run from 2nd April until the 3rd June.
WESTERN GRADE CRICKET
Cameron Steel is back in Western Australia, playing for Claremont-Nedlands CC. He’s in action every weekend for the club and their latest results are all available here.
TRAINING AT THE KIA OVAL
Our players will this month move from the indoor Ken Barrington Centre at The Kia Oval to the marquee on the edge of the square. This creates a warm environment in which to do training on grass ahead of the start of the season, when conditions outside of the marquee may not be suitable for cricket training.
The squad that will be working on their game this month includes Laurie Evans, who is back in the UK after winning the BBL with Perth Scorchers, Rory Burns & Ollie Pope after their Ashes tours and Reece Topley, who has returned home from the Caribbean. We’ll provide updates of their activities as and when they’re training.