Surrey turn attention back to Division One of the LV= Insurance County Championship on Wednesday when they make the short trip north of the river to face Middlesex at Lord’s.
After last week’s draw to Nottinghamshire, Rory Burns’ side will look to return to winning ways with the Dukes ball on Wednesday.
HOW CAN I KEEP UP WITH THE GAME
The game will be broadcast on Middlesex’s YouTube channel and will accessible via the KiaOval.com Match Centre, with highlights and a report being posted at the end of each day.
Surrey’s social media channels will post regular updates and clips from all four days at Lord’s.
Surrey are unchanged after their drawn game at The Kia Oval against Nottinghamshire.
LAST TIME OUT
Surrey drew with Nottinghamshire in a close game at The Kia Oval last week.
After being sent in, Surrey found themselves 130/5 against a Nottinghamshire attack that was impacted by injury to two of their fast bowlers. However, 107 from Jordan Clark – supported by 35 from Ben Foakes, 48 from Sean Abbott and 30 from Jamie Overton took Surrey to 355 all out. Nottinghamshire’s Lyndon James was rewarded for his tiring effort of 24.6 overs with 6/74.New Zealand international scored 145 on his Nottinghamshire debut to frustrate the Surrey bowlers on the second day. Lower middle-order batters Lyndon James (50) and Calvin Harrison (32) took Nottinghamshire to 399 – a first innings lead of 44. Jamie Overton took 2/73 on his bowling return.
Dom Sibley (83) and Tom Latham put on 141 for the second wicket to eliminate the danger of a defeat for Surrey. Will Jacks scored 60, with Tom Lawes scoring his maiden First Class half-century with 55 as Surrey scored 340 all out.
With a target of 297 in the final two session, Nottinghamshire got to 118/1 before both captains shook hands with Haseeb Hameed 44 not out.
All-rounder Ryan Higgins has scored 554 runs at an average of 42.61 so far this season. Higgins – who re-signed for Middlesex over the winter, has also taken 23 wickets at an average of 23.52.
Ethan Bamber has also picked up 23 scalps at just under 23.7, whilst veteran Tim Murtagh and Toby Roland-Jones have taken 21 apiece.
With the bat, Sam Robson, John Simpson and Mark Stoneman have been relied upon to provide support for Higgins.
A dramatic draw last time for Middlesex against Northants, as the two sides ended up tied on 599 runs each over their two innings. Sam Robson (126*) nearly guided Middlesex to a famous win having been set 323 for victory. With time running out, Robson whittled it down to 10 off the last over of the day but, needing three off the final ball, he could only find a two and the teams walked off with the scores level.