Monday, August 21, 2017

Marcus Hook’s Surrey Cricket Club column: Batsmen need to step up...

With just four points - the equivalent of two wins - separating Surrey (who sit top) and Sussex (who are bottom), it’s all to...

Surrey back in top spot in T20 Blast South Group

Surrey have reclaimed top spot in the South Group of the NatWest T20 Blast - even though Sunday’s game at Hampshire fell victim to...

Marcus Hook’s Surrey Cricket Club column: I was shocked when I...

Twenty20 cricket may not be everyone's cup of tea, but you have to say the format gives rise to numerous tales of the unexpected....

Surrey sweating on Kevin Pietersen’s fitness for T20 derby against Middlesex

Surrey are keeping their fingers crossed that Kevin Pietersen will be fit for tonight’s NatWest T20 Blast London derby against Middlesex, at the Oval.   The...

Marcus Hook column: Surrey Cricket Club’s academy success is a far...

For Surrey to have won their opening two matches in the NatWest T20 Blast without Kumar Sangakkara and without Kevin Pietersen not only augurs...

Jade Dernbach reveals the Surrey man helping make the stand-in captaincy...

Jade Dernbach says he is loving every moment of being captain after leading Surrey to nerve-jangling victories in each of their first two NatWest...

Surrey skipper: Our approach to 50-over cricket may need a change

Perhaps it was the frustration of losing a third successive Lord's final, but Gareth Batty intimated, in the post-match press conference, that Surrey could...

Yet more final agony for Surrey – as Hales storms innings...

Surrey came up against a juggernaut on Saturday, a juggernaut in the shape of Alex Hales, who hit an unbeaten 187 off 167 balls...

Marcus Hook’s Surrey Cricket column: Game against Yorkshire may be season-defining...

Heading into the 2017 campaign, the bookies made Yorkshire favourites to win the County Championship and Surrey second favourites, but, after faltering of late,...

Surrey’s Ben Foakes putting England talk out of his mind

Surrey's Ben Foakes says he simply puts all the talk of him being regarded as a future England wicketkeeper-batsman to the back of his...

Marcus Hook’s Surrey CCC column: A fantastic response in Royal London play-off after no-show...

As I got into my car at Guildford on Monday evening, the Surrey players were boarding the coach to Leeds for the Royal London...

Kumar Sangakarra hits 100th century as Surrey reach London One-Day Cup semi-final

Kumar Sangakkara's 100th hundred in all cricket kept Surrey on course for a third straight Royal London One-Day Cup final, by securing the Oval...

Surrey CCC news in brief: Stewart unhappy at fixture schedule + Conor McKerr dazzles...

Surrey's director of cricket, Alec Stewart is less than impressed by this season's schedule. "We played Essex a month ago in the County Championship...

Surrey bowling coach reveals how Kumar Sangakkara is helping young bowlers step up

Surrey’s bowling coach, Stuart Barnes says the influence of Kumar Sangakkara is not only limited to his fellow batsmen, it also extends to mentoring...

Former Surrey star Zafar Ansari breaks down reasons for retirement

Zafar Ansari has opened up on his reasons for retiring from first-class cricket at the age of 25.   Speaking to BBC’s Test Match Special last...

Tom Curran confident Surrey bowling attack is beginning to click

Tom Curran says Surrey's bowling attack is really starting to click, despite having encountered some batsmen-friendly pitches this summer. Curran believes the secret is the...

Surrey cricket news in brief: Jason Roy a permanent fixture in ICC Champions Trophy

England meet New Zealand at Cardiff today and even though Surrey's Jason Roy has made just 51 runs in his last seven internationals, Eoin...

Marcus Hook’s Column: Middlesex draw proves Surrey still have a lot to learn

For Surrey, the relief of sneaking into the Royal London play-offs was soon followed by a sobering, yet honourable draw against the defending county...

Marcus Hook’s Surrey Cricket Club column – dark cloud will remain hanging over County...

To the naked eye, the early season crowd numbers at the Oval have been pretty healthy. But cricket, particularly county cricket, now has a...

Surrey have Royal London One-Day Cup fate back in their own hands

Surrey's destiny in the 50-over Royal London One-Day Cup is back in their own hands following victories over Kent and Hampshire. The Oval outfit...

Marcus Hook column on Surrey star Zafar Ansari’s decision to quit cricket

In some ways Zafar Ansari’s decision to retire from cricket with immediate effect came as a shock, but in other ways it didn’t. For...

Mark Stoneman: I need to produce even more runs to attract England attention

Warwickshire must be sick of the sight of Surrey's Mark Stoneman, who followed up the 165 he made against the Bears at the Oval...

Borthwick’s first century for Surrey was crucial

Even though Lancashire set a much sterner test than Warwickshire, Surrey remain top of the Specsavers County Championship. The Oval outfit eventually proved they were...

Kumar is a man for a crisis

What a difference a week makes. Surrey, having made light work of Warwickshire in the curtain-raiser, were outplayed for long periods of last weekend’s...

Surrey seamer Mark Footitt not giving up on England call

Surrey left-arm seamer Mark Footitt rues missing the chance to put himself back in the England shop window last summer, following his decision to...

Marcus Hook’s Surrey Cricket Club column: Hard to remember a more glorious opener to...

If a certain lager manufacturer did opening games to the season, anyone at the Oval last weekend (with exception, perhaps, of those who travelled...

Limited overs game is a risk, says legend Stewart

Surrey coach Alec Stewart reckons the vast majority of the 18 first-class counties are backing the proposed city-based Twenty20 tournament solely on the promise of...

The vital question: Do Surrey have the personnel to challenge for titles?

This year, Surrey's beneficiary is skipper Gareth Batty, whose calendar of fundraising events kicks off with a quiz night. But I guess the question...

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