Surrey travel to Scarborough to face Yorkshire as they look to shore up their position at the top of the first division of the LV= County Championship.
Things are looking rosy in the garden for table-toppers Surrey, who remain unbeaten in four-day cricket. Twelve of Surrey’s batters average above 40 this season. With the ball, Gareth Batty has managed to rotate his bowlers to keep them fresh across all formats of the game.
The Surrey squad for the trip to Yorkshire is:
Yorkshire sit fifth in the County Championship on 96 points. The White Rose County have drawn five of their seven red ball fixtures this season, winning one and losing the other. Their only victory came in April with a six-wicket victory away at Gloucestershire.
Last season: 5th in Division One
Director of cricket: Darren Gough
Head coach: Ottis Gibson
Captain: Steven Patterson
Overseas: Dominic Drakes (West Indies, from 3 June), Shannon Gabriel (West Indies, 11-28 July, for Championship)
In: Matt Quinn (Essex), Ben Compton (Nottinghamshire), Toby Pettman (Nottinghamshire, loan)
The Yorkshire squad for the game is:
Steve Patterson ©
Jonny Tattersall (WK)
LAST 3 MATCHES V YORKSHIRE
The two sides have not met in red ball cricket since the 2019 season.
June 30 – July 3 2019 – Scarborough: Yorkshire 327 ( Will Fraine 106, Adam Lyth 55, Jordan Clark 5/77) & 352 (Adam Lyth 68) beat Surrey 362 (Mark Stoneman 100) & 194 (Dean Elgar 71) by 123 runs.
June 10 – 13, 2019 – Guildford: Surrey 313 (Mark Stoneman 61, Ben Foakes 62 & Jamie Smith 56 Steven Patterson 5/81) draw with Yorkshire (f/o) 148 (Morne Morkel 4/43) & 30/0
June 25- 28, 2019 – Scarborough: Surrey 267 (Rory Burns 59, Ollie Pope 69*) & 229/3 (Rory Burns 97, Scott Borthwick 62) beat Yorkshire 342 (Gary Balance 54, Jonathan Tattersall 70) & 152 by seven wickets