Surrey host Northamptonshire in The Kia Oval’s final game of the 2023 season
Surrey sit top of Division One of the LV= Insurance County Championship, with two matches to be played.
HOW CAN I KEEP UP WITH THE MATCH
Every ball will be broadcast on the Surrey Match Centre via Surrey’s YouTube channel. Surrey’s social media channels will provide links to the live broadcast, as well as posting regular updates, information, and clips from the match.
Commentators for the Northamptonshire match include Adam Collins, Dan Norcross, Phil Walker, Cameron Ponsonby and Yas Rana.
A match report and highlights will be posted at the close of each day of play at kiaoval.com.
Surrey name a 14-player squad for the visit of Northamptonshire.
Matt Dunn and Josh Blake come into the squad with Jamie Smith and Will Jacks involved with England’s ODI’s with Ireland. Gus Atkinson, Sam Curran and Reece Topley are unavailable as they prepare for the ICC Cricket World Cup in October.
LAST TIME OUT
Surrey emphatically beat Warwickshire by an innings and 97 runs in the first week of September. After being put in, Surrey scored 396, with Dom Sibley (65), Jamie Smith (60) and Cam Steel (71) complimenting Ben Foakes’ chanceless 125.
23 wickets fell on an incredible second day the The Kia Oval. Surrey fell from 343/4 to 396 all out in the space of 12 overs before the Three Feathers took 17 Warwickshire wickets. The returning Kemar Roach took 4/64, with new ball partner Dan Worrall taking 3/34 as Warwickshire were bowled out for 161.
Rory Burns opted to send the Bears back in and was quickly rewarded as the visitors fell to 20/4. Warwickshire got to 126/7 before bad light ended proceedings on the second day.
Surrey wrapped up victory inside 15 minutes of the third day, bowling Warwickshire out for 138 to give the Three Feathers victory by an innings and 97 runs.
The Steelbacks sit bottom of Division One, 32 points adrift of safety. Their only victory came against Middlesex at Wantage Road in April, when they won by seven wickets.
Classy left-handed batter Emilio Gay sits top of Northants’ run-scoring charts, scoring 564 runs in 16 innings, with an average of 37.84. The recently departed Australian wicketkeeper-batter Sam Whiteman sits top of Northants’ run-scoring charts with 719 runs. Whiteman has been replaced by Indian batter Karun Nair.
Right arm seamer Jack White has taken 40 wickets at an average of 27.85 so far this season, with Ben Sanderson sitting second in the charts with 24 wickets at an average of 28.91.
LAST TIME OUT VS NORTHANTS
Tom Curran scored his maiden First Class century as Surrey drew with Northamptonshire at Wantage Road in September 2022.
Northamptonshire scored 339 in the first innings, with Emilio Gay scoring 145 as Kemar Roach picked up five wickets. Hashim Amla scored his final professional century and Tom Curran smashed his maiden First Class century as Surrey replied with 421 all out
Saif Zaib scored 124 as Northants scored 426 in the second innings on an increasingly flat wicket. Surrey got to 48/1 before both teams shook hands.