After an impressive group stage run, Surrey now host Yorkshire Vikings in this evening’s Vitality Blast Quarter Final.
Tonight’s prize is a trip to Edgbaston for the Vitality Blast Finals Day on Saturday 16 July.
Here’s the story of Surrey’s run to the knockout stages:
Friday 27 May 2022 – Glamorgan (H) – win by 4 wickets
Surrey started their 2022 Vitality Blast campaign under the new leadership of the returning Chris Jordan with a hard-fought victory against Glamorgan. Batting first, Glamorgan posted 173/5. In response, Ollie Pope’s 46-ball 62 took Surrey to within nine runs of the target. However, with the penultimate over of the game going for just one run – Surrey needed eight from the last over. Jordan and Jamie Overton calmly steered the team over the line with one ball to spare.
Tuesday 31 May – Gloucestershire (H) – win by 37 runs
In a rain-affected 16 over game, Surrey were bowled out within 15 overs for 129. A total that looked well within reach for the side from Bristol. However, Surrey’s bowlers flexed their muscles as they restricted Gloucestershire to 18/4 from 4.3 overs. Gloucestershire never recovered and Surrey eventually won by 37 runs as Reece Topley finished with figures of 2/6 from his three overs.
Thursday 2 June – Hampshire (H) – win by 72 runs
Sam Curran kicked off the Jubilee weekend with an outstanding performance with bat and ball against Hampshire. Surrey piled on 228 from their 20 overs as Will Jacks (64), Curran (69) and Sunil Narine (52) smashing the Hampshire bowlers to all parts of south London. Curran then took 5/30 with the ball as Surrey bowled Hampshire out for 156.
Friday 3 June – Kent (A) – win by 23 runs
Surrey won their first game on the road away at reigning Blast champions Kent Spitfires. Batting first, Sam Curran top-scored with 43 and Jamie Overton smashed an 11 ball 27 to take Surrey to 159/6 from their 20 overs.
Champions Kent faltered in their run chase – eventually finishing 23 runs short of Surrey’s total. [Add notable scores in both innings.
Sunday 5 June – Glamorgan (A) – No result
The rain curtailed Surrey’s hopes of fifth win in a row. Surrey scored 160/9 with some late blow by Jamie Overton before the rain came after 1.3 overs of the Glamorgan innings – meaning both teams were awarded a point apiece.
Wednesday 8 June – Sussex (H) – win by 7 wickets
Surrey managed to restrict Sussex to 146/7 from 20 overs as the Rey continued to impress with the ball. Jason Roy (50) and Will Jacks (57) got Surrey off to the perfect start as they chased their target with 3.3 overs to spare.
Thursday 9 June – Middlesex (A) – win by 20 runs
In the first London derby of the season, Surrey posted 208/7 from their 20 overs thanks to Jason Roy’s 45-ball 85. Middlesex’s chase got off to a quick start with an opening partnership of 76. Once skipper Jordan removed Max Holden, Middlesex never looked like overhauling Surrey’s total finishing on 188/8 from their 20 overs as Surrey took the bragging rights back across the river.
Friday 27 June – Middlesex (H) – win by 7 wickets
The return fixture was a Surrey masterclass. Bowling first, Chris Jordan’s men restricted Middlesex to 155/8 from their 20 overs. Surrey showed their dominance in front of the Sky Sports cameras by chasing their target with 4.5 overs to go as Ollie Pope (37*) and Sunil Narine (51*) took Surrey home.
Sunday 19 June – Hampshire (A) – win by 4 wickets
Surrey travelled to Hampshire who had won their last five since losing to Surrey at The Kia Oval. Hampshire could only post 151/7 from their 20 overs. A team effort with the bat got Surrey over the line with five balls to spare.
Tuesday 21 June – Somerset (H) – win by 3 wickets
Bowling first, Surrey restricted a powerful Somerset side to 145/7 from their 20 overs.
With the bat, Will Jacks (66*) carried his bat, but with eight needed from four balls – was stuck at the non-strikers end. Nico Reifer struck a boundary before being clean bowled by Peter Siddle Gus Atkinson followed in the same manner the very next delivery, to leave Conor McKerr needing four from the last ball. He struck a Peter Siddle yorker to the cover boundary to send the The Kia Oval crowd into raptures.
Thursday 23 June – Sussex Sharks (A) – lost by 17 runs
Batting first, Sussex scored a competitive 172/5 from their 20 overs. Surrey were always in the game but faltered at the death – losing three wickets in ten balls to fall 17 runs short. The defeat was Surrey’s first in all competitions in 2022.
Friday 24 June – Essex Eagles (A) – lost by 43 runs
Reece Topley’s impressive 4/37 could not halt Essex’ momentum as the Eagles posted a high-scoring 198/7 from their 20 overs. Surrey never recovered from losing Roy and Jacks early, eventually scoring 155/9 from their 20 overs.
Friday 1 July – Kent Spitfires (H) – win by 4 wickets
A sold-out Kia Oval were treated to a run fest to celebrate Proud Surrey – the club’s LGBTQ+ supporters group. Kent posted an impressive 191/5 from their 20 overs with runs from Tuwanda Muyeye, Jordan Cox and Alex Blake. Surrey responded as Jason Roy smashed 58 at the top. Sam Curran continued the momentum and his fine form with another half century as Surrey eased to victory in the penultimate over. The win guaranteed a home Quarter Final with a game to spare.
Sunday 3 July – Somerset (A) – lost by 47 runs
With players rested, Surrey travelled to Taunton to face second place Somerset. Batting first, Will Smeed made 98 and Tom Abell scored 70 as Somerset posted 218/8. Surrey’s chase got off to a difficult start as Craig Overton bowled a double wicket maiden in the first over. Despite Chris Jordan’s first T20 half century (73), Surrey could not challenge the Somerset total.
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