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Surrey will be looking to bounce back from their first defeat of the season as Gloucestershire travel to Kennington for a Friday T20 night at The Kia Oval.

Gates open at 4:30pm, with play getting underway at 6:30pm. A limited number of tickets available to purchase here. Match-day information can be found here.

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Surrey name an unchanged 14-player squad for the visit of Gloucestershire.


Jack Taylor’s side have played four matches so far this campaign, with their only victory coming against Essex in the season opener. Since then, Glos have been handed defeats by Sussex Sharks twice and a third by Hampshire Hawks.

Captain: Jack Taylor

Overseas players: Beau Webster (Australia), Cameron Bancroft (Australia), Zafar Gohar (Pakistan)

Finals Day appearances: Three (2003, 2007, 2020)

Titles: None

2023 finish: Seventh (South Group)

2023 leading run-scorer: Ben Charlesworth (299)

2023 leading wicket-taker: Tom Smith (17)

Key winter moves: Aussie seamer Beau Webster has been recruited to boost the bowling attack and will hope to use his 6ft 7ins frame to make scoring difficult against him, while fellow countryman Cameron Bancroft is back for a second spell in the batting ranks and has been playing regularly in the Championship.

The big question: Can Gloucestershire translate their improvement in red ball cricket under new head coach Mark Alleyne this season, winning a first Championship game since 2022 and running up their highest-ever first-class score, to the T20 format of the game?

Wildcard watch: David Payne claimed 15 Blast wickets last summer, having not played any red ball cricket leading up to the tournament because of injury. The experienced left-arm seamer has again missed the first half of the Championship season to be fit and fresh for T20 and will be keen to make an impact.

Final thought: Mark Alleyne proved himself a shrewd leader in one-day cricket as captain during Gloucestershire’s glory years of the late 1990s and early 2000s. Now he has the opportunity to influence the side tactically from within the dressing room as a head coach with a shrewd cricketing brain for the shorter formats of the game.