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Director of Cricket Alec Stewart spoke to the BBC’s Mark Church after Surrey’s defeat to Kent in the Bob Willis Trophy.

Click on the below video to hear what Stewart had to say.

Stewart said: “That’s our fourth defeat in four Willis Trophy matches and yes, we have a good number of England players unavailable and yes, we’ve also got injuries to other players. But we still have a good enough team out there, or should have, to win that game.

“Not to chase down 190 on a good surface is unacceptable. Ben Foakes showed everyone else how to bat. He just lined up every ball he faced and worked out whether to defend it or score from it. Other people needed to have looked at Foakes and seen what he did. Other players in that team are good enough to do it but they also need to look at themselves. We also have to be honest with ourselves, otherwise we won’t learn and improve.

“I can just about accept losing to Essex in these games. But we should have drawn against Middlesex and Hampshire, and we should have beaten Kent here. I am not about losing, but everyone at this club – and I mean everyone, including me – now need to reflect on this, because what we are producing on the field is nowhere near the levels we expect to see from ourselves.”