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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

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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


Kent v Surrey, LV= Championship, Division Two, Beckenham, 3rd day

Ansari turns match as reputation grows

May 26, 2015: Even in Division Two, the County Championship demands tenacity and bloody-minded resolve - especially for Surrey of late

Tim Wigmore at Beckenham

County news

Batty named Surrey captain

Feb 2, 2015: Surrey have appointed Gareth Batty as their permanent captain

ESPNcricinfo staff

Glamorgan v Surrey, Colwyn Bay, 3rd day

Batty Surrey's route to victory

Jul 8, 2014: Gareth Batty is far too professional a cricketer to let his mind wander from North Wales to Nottingham on Wednesday morning. Yet on the evidence of his accurate offspin bowling on the third evening of this game, he really would not be the daftest pick

Paul Edwards at Colwyn Bay

Surrey v Leicestershire, The Oval, 4th day

Ansari and Batty spin Surrey to win

Jun 25, 2014: Zafar Ansari and Gareth Batty spun Surrey to a convincing 10-wicket victory against Leicestershire at The Oval

Ryan Bailey

Derbyshire v Surrey, Derby, 4th day

Welch won't lift Groenewald freeze-out

Jun 17, 2014: Graeme Welch, Derbyshire's elite performance director, stood firm on his determination to exclude Tim Groenewald after the bowler indicated his intention to leave the county

Ryan Bailey at Derby

Derbyshire v Surrey, Derby, 3rd day

Batty takes four as Surrey find groove

Jun 17, 2014: After a laboured start to the season, Surrey are beginning to click into gear just at the right time. It remains premature to propound the idea of a promotion assault but all the pieces are undoubtedly coming together.

Ryan Bailey at Derby

Essex v Surrey, Chelmsford, 1st day

'I can do England spinner job' - Batty

May 25, 2014: Surrey's 36-year-old offspinner Gareth Batty, fresh from taking a career best 8 for 68 against Essex at Chelmsford, believes he is the man to replace Graeme Swann as England's lead spinner

Vithushan Ehantharajah at Chelmsford

Essex v Surrey, Chelmsford, 1st day

Forgotten Batty takes career-best haul

May 25, 2014: Gareth Batty wasn't even listed on the scorecard's at Chelmsford on the opening day but after a career-best 8 for 68, Batty will be inked on the card for day two

Vithushan Ehantharajah at Chelmsford

Surrey v Derbyshire, The Oval, 4th day

Surrey's first win lifts survival hopes

Sep 1, 2013: Finally, at the twelfth attempt, Surrey have their first win of the 2013 County Championship, and one that keeps their fate in their own hands.

Vithushan Ehantharajah

County news

Surrey critical of Batty's ban

Aug 12, 2013: Surrey have criticised the ECB's decision to ban their captain, Gareth Batty, for two games following his altercation with Somerset's Peter Trego during the Friend Life t20 quarter-final at The Oval

George Dobell
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