Published: 30th January, 2014
Surrey and England fast bowler Chris Tremlett has returned to the Kia Oval after what he has described as a “frustrating” winter away.
Tremlett played in the first Test of the Ashes in Brisbane but did not play another Test in the series.
After the Ashes finished, Tremlett stayed in Australia to play for the Sydney Sixers in the T20 Big Bash League – but only played one match before an elbow niggle ended his time “Down Under”.
Speaking to Mark Church of Surrey TV this week, Tremlett spoke about his Ashes experience saying: “It’s been a frustrating winter away – both from a team point of view and a personal point of view.
“To get an opportunity in the first Test Match was great – and fulfil that dream again of playing cricket. I guess this time it didn’t go quite as well as last time.
“It’s been a tough winter but for me now it’s about rebuilding, looking forward and getting myself right for the Surrey season.”
Tremlett’s focus is now is selection for Surrey’s first game of the season, at the Kia Oval against Glamorgan on Sunday April 6th.
“I haven’t given up on my England aspirations – I still think I can offer something in an England shirt”, he continued, “but I’m not going to look too far ahead at the moment, I’m just going to concentrate on playing for Surrey, really enjoying the season and the challenges that lie ahead for Surrey.”
To watch the first part of the interview with Chris Tremlett looking back at the Ashes watch the video below
To watch the second part of the interview where Tremlett looks ahead to the start of the season with Surrey watch the video below