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Surrey return to The Kia Oval tomorrow for the visit of Somerset in the Royal London Cup.


You can watch every ball of the the Royal London Cup encounter between Surrey and Somerset on the Surrey Live Stream via our YouTube channel and

Surrey’s Twitter account will post live updates and videos from the game.


Surrey were defeated by 216 runs against Sussex Sharks at Hove on Sunday.

Ben Geddes called correctly and opted to field first. Matt Dunn and Tom Lawes struck early to reduce the hosts to 9/2 from 3.2 overs. However, Tom Clark and Indian international Cheteshwar Pujara put on an impressive 205-run third wicket partnership. Clark was dismissed lbw to Virdi for 104 before Pujara moved to his century. The Indian Test batter smashed 174 – a record List A score for a Sussex player. The hosts ended their allotment of overs with a high score 378/6. Tom Lawes 1/62 and Conor McKerr 2/73 were the pick of the Surrey bowlers.

Sussex’s Greek international Aristides Karvelas took four wickets in a devastating opening spell as Surrey slipped to 55/4 from the first 11 overs. Opener Ryan Patel top scored with 65 runs from 56 balls. All-rounder Tom Lawes scored his highest professional score with 57 not out as Surrey were bowled out for 162 from 31.4 overs.


Surrey have named an unchanged squad for the visit of Somerset.

The 13-player squad is as follows:


The West-Country side are yet to win a game in this season’s Royal London Cup. So far, they have been defeated by Nottinghamshire, Gloucestershire, Durham, Leicestershire and Middlesex.

Somerset have named the following squad for this fixture: Matt Renshaw (c), Kasey Aldridge, Sonny Baker, George Bartlett, Jack Brooks, Josh Davey, Lewis Goldsworthy, Jack Harding, Alfie Ogborne, James Rew, Ollie Sale, Josh Thomas and Andrew Umeed.

Surrey have played Somerset 66 times in List A cricket. Surrey have won 18 of these – with Somerset winning 41. Four games have been abandoned and three have ended with no result.

Alec Stewart has the highest individual score for Surrey against Somerset with 167 not out at The Kia Oval in 1994. For Somerset, Roelof van der Merwe has top scored with his 165 not out at Taunton in 2017.

The best bowling figures for Surrey were Jade Dernbach’s 5/44 at The Kia Oval in 2007, whilst for Somerset – it’s Joel Garner’s 5/14 at Lord’s in the 1981 Benson & Hedges Cup final.

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