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Bangladesh v England, 1st Test, Chittagong, 2nd day

Batty's roar is full of meaning for England

Oct 21, 2016: There were moments that impressed from England's spinners but they were too few and far between for them to be able to seize control

George Dobell

Bangladesh v England, 1st Test, Chittagong

Duckett's impetus set to tip the balance at start of subcontinent challenge

Oct 19, 2016: There are enough vulnerabilities to this England side to give Bangladesh hope of causing significant problems

George Dobell in Chittagong

Bangladesh v England, 1st Test, Chittagong

Bangladesh must bridge the gap for chance of an upset

Oct 19, 2016: ESPNcricinfo previews the opening Test between Bangladesh and England in Chittagong

The Preview by Mohammad Isam in Chittagong

England in Bangladesh 2016-17

Centurion Mazid lets his runs do the talking

Oct 16, 2016: Abdul Mazid followed in the footsteps of Nafees Iqbal and Raqibul Hasan in making a hundred in a warm-up game against England's tourists

Mohammad Isam in Chittagong

England in Bangladesh 2016-17

Mazid makes England toil before Ansari's four-for

Oct 16, 2016: Abdul Mazid made a fluent century to frustrate England's bowlers at Chittagong, but Zafar Ansari fought back with four wickets

Mohammad Isam in Chittagong

BCB XI v England XI, Chittagong

Batty brings old-dog bite to England's spin attack

Oct 14, 2016: Gareth Batty is back in England's squad for the first time in more than a decade, and seemingly set to play in next week's first Test at Chittagong

Will Macpherson in Chittagong

Surrey v Warwickshire, Royal London final, Lord's

Defeat 'hurts like hell' but Batty sees Surrey's progress

Sep 17, 2016: Gareth Batty branded Surrey's performance 'unacceptable' and 'embarrassing' as they slumped to an eight-wicket defeat with almost 20 overs left unused in the Royal London Cup final at Lord's

George Dobell at Lord's

Royal London Cup final

England call-up Batty keeps his eye on the ball

Sep 16, 2016: Gareth Batty has been summoned by England for the Test tour of Bangladesh but at 38, and after a decade out of the side, he is not about to lose focus as he leads Surrey in the final of the Royal London Cup against Warwickshire at Lord's

Andrew McGlashan

England in Bangladesh 2016-17

Batty delighted at 'surreal' second coming

Sep 16, 2016: On Wednesday evening, Batty's phone buzzed with the call from James Whitaker, the national selector, to tell him he was on the plane to Bangladesh

Andrew McGlashan

England in Bangladesh 2016-17

Batty comes back from the wilderness

Sep 16, 2016: Haseeb Hameed and Ben Duckett look to be the likely beneficiaries of the decision by Alex Hales and Eoin Morgan to miss the tour of Bangladesh

Andrew Miller

Warwickshire v Surrey, Specsavers Championship Div 1, Edgbaston, 4th day

Batty trumps Bell in battle of wills

Aug 16, 2016: Ian Bell's accession to the Warwickshire captaincy was not meant to turn out like this. Instead of an anticipated title challenge, he is now haunted by vague fears of relegation, unthinkable in April

David Hopps at Edgbaston

Hampshire v Surrey, Specsavers Championship Div 1, Ageas Bowl, 4th day

Surrey out of bottom two as Batty inspires last-ditch win

Jul 20, 2016: Surrey have dragged themselves out of the bottom two of the Championship first division after Gareth Batty and Stuart Meaker ensured a last-ditch win against bottom club Hampshire

Vithushan Ehantharajah

Hampshire v Surrey, Specsavers Championship Div 1, Ageas Bowl, 2nd day

Have Batty and Foakes turned Surrey's season?

Jul 18, 2016: Gareth Batty's first Championship hundred for Surrey plus another by Ben Foakes, a wicketkeeper who England have half an eye on, ensured another tough day for bottom-of-the-table Hampshire at the Ageas Bowl

Vithushan Ehantharajah

Surrey v Nottinghamshire, Specsavers Championship, Div One, Kia Oval, 3rd day

Wounded Surrey lay platform for victory push

Jun 21, 2016: With a hearty lead, now worth 385, and a pitch showing glimpses of deterioration, Surrey look well-equipped to prise out ten wickets tomorrow, and so regain a little of their lost swagger

Tim Wigmore at Kia Oval

Somerset v Surrey, Specsavers Championship Div 1, Taunton, 2nd day

Batty's seven puts Surrey in charge on frenetic day

May 29, 2016: Gareth Batty bowled Surrey into a winning position on day two of their Specsavers' County Championship game against Somerset at Taunton

ECB Reporters Network

Surrey v Durham, Specsavers Championship Div 1, Kia Oval, 2nd day

Spinners strike to give Surrey the upper hand

May 2, 2016: The capture of two wickets in as many overs by Surrey's spinners, Gareth Batty and Zafar Ansari, dented an otherwise sturdy reply from Durham

Andrew Miller at Kia Oval

Surrey v Northants, LV= Championship Div Two, Kia Oval, 4th day

Roy brings the fireworks as Surrey seal title

Sep 25, 2015: Jason Roy, fresh from putting pen to paper on a three-year deal, marked Surrey's second division title with 77 from 35 balls

Vithushan Ehantharajah at the Kia Oval

Royal London Cup final

Batty leads Surrey out of the darkness

Sep 18, 2015: The death of Tom Maynard in 2012 cast a shadow over Surrey but now a side full of young talent is looking forward to a Lord's final. Captain Gareth Batty wants them to enjoy day

George Dobell

Surrey v Derbyshire, LV= Championship, Kia Oval, 4th day

Surrey promoted with Batty hat-trick

Sep 4, 2015: Gareth Batty took a hat-trick and 6 for 51 overall as Surrey clinched promotion from LV= County Championship Division Tw by beating Derbyshire by an innings and 98 runs at the Kia Oval


Surrey v Kent, LV= County Championship Div Two, The Oval, 2nd day

Kent capitulate for 99 after Sangakkara ton

Jul 15, 2015: The 53rd first-class hundred of Kumar Sangakkara's glorious career and the continuation of 17-year-old Sam Curran's memorable debut helped to put Surrey in position to beat Kent

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