County Championship cricket returns to The Kia Oval after a near two-month break as Surrey host Warwickshire
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 Warwickshire match include Adam Collins, Dan Norcross, Felix White, Cameron Ponsonby and Taha Hashim.
A match report and highlights will be posted at the close of each day of play at kiaoval.com.
Surrey name a 13-player squad for the visit of Warwickshire.
Kemar Roach has re-signed for the Championship run-in and comes into the squad. New signing Sai Sudharsan also makes the match-day squad.
LAST TIME OUT
Surrey emphatically beat Somerset by 10 wickets at the end of July. Somerset were bowled out for 170 after the hosts won the toss and elected to bat. Worrall, Clark, Atkinson and Jamie Overton chipped in with wickets, but it was Tom Lawes who stole the show, taking a brilliant 4/28.
Tom Latham and Will Jacks both scored 99 as Surrey replied with 368 to put the game firmly in their grip. Some lower order hitting from Jamie Overton (42) and Gus Atkinson (39) put Somerset further on the back foot.
Jordan Clark removed the Somerset top-order, claiming 4/36 as Somerset were bowled out for 226. Jamie’s brother Craig scored a quick-fire 70 that made sure that Surrey would need to bat again. However, a target of just 28 was set which Rory Burns and Dom Sibley quickly knocked off.
Warwickshire sit fourth in Division One, having won 4 matches so far this season. The 2021 champions have signed West Indian Test captain Kraigg Brathwaite for the Championship run-in.
Sam Hain has once again been in good form for the Bears, scoring 653 runs from 12 innings at an average of 59.36. Chris Rushworth has taken 42 wickets at an average of 18.26.
LAST TIME OUT VERSUS WARWICKSHIRE
Surrey beat Warwickshire by nine wickets at Edgbaston in April. Rory Burns chose correctly and was rewarded as the Surrey bowlers skittled Warwickshire for 150. Dan Worrall took four wickets and Kemar Roach took three wickets. In unfavourable batting conditions, Jamie Smith scored a brilliant 88 as Surrey were bowled out for 281.
Kemar Roach took 5/34 as Warwickshire were bowled out for 140, leaving Surrey a target of 11 to win. Tom Lawes smashed Yates into the Eric Hollies to give Surrey a resounding victory inside three days.