Surrey’s youngsters will be looking forward to their opportunities in August, which – as far as Surrey are concerned – is dominated by the One-Day Cup.
With the LV= Insurance County Championship taking a break and the Vitality Blast completed, international cricket is on hold too while the month is occupied by the Hundred.
Many of Surrey’s senior players will be involved with their Hundred franchises, but that offers a chance for squad members to show their worth and gain valuable experience.
There’s a warm-up first against Suffolk at Woolpit Cricket Club on Sunday July 30, Surrey having three days before hosting Leicestershire. Two days later they travel to Middlesex – the venue has yet to be announced – before Kent visit on Friday 11th.
A strong deputation of the county’s supporters relished their visit to Welbeck last summer for the clash with Nottinghamshire and will be delighted about another opportunity on Sunday 13th. And there’s an opportunity to combine that with Surrey’s first-ever trip to York for the tie with Yorkshire at York on Tuesday 15th.
Members and fans in the south of the county get their opportunity to watch Surrey at Woodbridge Road in a mini-Guildford Festival which sees Lancashire the opponents on Thursday 17th and Hampshire on Sunday 20th.
The final ODC qualifier is against Essex at Chelmsford on Tuesday 22nd, three days before the quarter-finals, with the last four meeting on Tuesday 29th. The final is not until Saturday September 16, at Trent Bridge.
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