It’s third vs fourth in Division One of the LV= Insurance County Championship as Surrey travel up the M40 to face Warwickshire at Edgbaston
HOW CAN I KEEP UP WITH THE GAME
The mouth-watering clash between Warwickshire and Surrey will be broadcast on YouTube.
Surrey’s social media channels will post regular updates from Edgbaston, with highlights and a report being published at the end of each day at kiaoval.com.
Surrey have named a 13-player squad for the trip to Birmingham.
Sean Abbott is rested for this game as agreed with Cricket Australia and Cricket New South Wales at the time of signing a contract at the Club.
LAST TIME OUT VS WARWICKSHIRE
Surrey emphatically beat Warwickshire by 6 wickets at The Kia Oval last July.
After being called in at the eleventh hour due to injury to Dan Worrall, Conor McKerr took three wickets as Warwickshire were bowled out for 253 on the first day.
In response, Surrey scored 316 with contributions from Ollie Pope (65), Will Jacks (44), Conor McKerr (37) and Jamie Overton (38).
Surrey made early in roads with the ball. However, Alex Davies (49), Chris Benjamin (38), Sam Hain (96) and Will Rhodes (74) offered stiff resistance as Surrey struggled to take wickets in the afternoon and evening session of the third day. With all results still possible on the final day, Kemar Roach bowled one of the spells of the season, taking four wickets as the Bears slumped from 280/5 to 310 all out, setting Surrey a target of 248 to win with a little over two sessions to be played.
Skipper Rory Burns scored 61 to get Surrey off to a flying start before Hashim Amla’s 80 not out helped Surrey towards their target. Amla was well supported by Ollie Pope (52) before Will Jacks smashed three sixes to score 18 not out from six deliveries to take Surrey over the line with six wickets in hand.
The Bears sit in third place, with a win and a draw from their opening two fixtures. They opened their 2023 season with a rain-affected draw at Taunton against Somerset. They claimed a 24-point victory over Kent in their second game, winning by an innings and 14 runs.
Sam Hain has started the season in imperious fashion, scoring centuries in both his innings this campaign. He followed up his 119 at Taunton with a spectacular 165 not out against Kent at Edgbaston.
Last season, Warwickshire stayed in the first division by the barest of margins as Liam Norwell took nine second innings wickets to beat Hampshire on the final day of the season.