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Surrey travel to the South coast on Sunday to face Sussex Sharks in the Royal London Cup.

HOW CAN I KEEP UP TO DATE WITH THE GAME?

You can watch every ball of the highly anticipated clash at the 1st Central County Ground, Hove via the Sussex live stream that will be available on YouTube and kiaoval.com.

LAST TIME OUT

Surrey were defeated by a strong Middlesex side by 102 runs in the Royal London One-Day Cup on Wednesday at Radlett. Surrey’s youthful line-up battled courageously against their more experienced opponents, including a majestic 118 from opener Ryan Patel.

Surrey captain Ben Geddes elected to bowl first after winning the toss at a dry Radlett ground, scorched by the sun. Stephen Eskinazi continued his rich vein of form with the bat for Middlesex, smashing 182 off 136 balls. He became the competition’s leading run scorer, whilst averaging an astonishing 192. An impressive 142-run partnership with South African international Pieter Malan motored Middesex to a mammoth total of 351-7. The pick of the Surrey bowlers were 18-year old Yousef Majid and Conor McKerr who took two and three wickets respectively.

In reply, Surrey lost Ben Geddes in the third over – bowled by paceman Umesh Yadav. The Indian international then fiercely struck Cameron Steel on the helmet with a vicious bouncer that forced the Surrey batter to retire hurt. In the midst of these challenging times, Ryan Patel calmly accelerated through the gears, dispatching two consecutive sixes over deep mid-wicket to bring up his century on his way to a superb 118. Nathan Barnwell provided further resistance for Surrey against their local rivals with a swift 31, but Middlesex’s 351 proved too much for Surrey’s blossoming Royal London One-Day Cup side.

Watch the best bits, including Ryan Patel’s blistering century, below.

SURREY SQUAD

Surrey have named a slightly changed squad for the trip to Hove to face Sussex.

Matt Dunn returns after a family matter ruled him out of the Middlesex fixture but Cameron Steel is out as he is following the concussion protocols after being hit on the head in Radlett.

Surrey have registered Academy players Sheridon Gumbs and Tim Lloyd, both 18-years-old, for the remainder of the Royal London Cup.

The 13-player squad is as follows:

Ben Geddes (C), Nathan Barnwell, Josh Blake, Matthew Dunn, Sheridon Gumbs, Nicholas Kimber, Tom Lawes, Tim Lloyd, Yousef Majid, Conor McKerr, Ryan Patel, Nico Reifer, Amar Virdi

SUSSEX

The Sussex Sharks are captained by Cheteshwar Pujara in the Royal London One-Day Cup. The Indian international batter boasts a fabulous Test match record with 6,792 runs in his 96 Tests,  averaging 43.8. He has also accumulated 18 Test match centuries, with five coming against England.

Archie Lenham is another name to pay close attention to. The 18-year old leg spinner is a very promising talent and has been a regular for Sussex in the LV= Insurance County Championship and the Vitality Blast. Lenham hails from a family of ex-Sussex players with his father Neil, and his grandfather Les, both representing Sussex.

Get your tickets to Surrey’s final two home matches in the Royal London Cup against Somerset (17 August) and Gloucestershire (19 August) here.