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England v Australia, 5th Investec Test, The Oval, 3rd day

England must confront old spin concerns

Aug 22, 2015: The Ashes are regained, but England have been horribly poor at The Oval not least in their playing of Nathan Lyon which does not bode well for challenges ahead

George Dobell at The Oval

Surrey v Yorkshire, Royal London Cup, Group A, Kia Oval

Ansari stars as Surrey hold off Yorkshire

Jul 29, 2015: Gary Ballance hit his second fifty in three days after being dropped by England but it was not enough to prevent Yorkshire from losing to Surrey by six runs in the Royal London Cup


Surrey v Gloucestershire, LV= Championship, Division Two, Kia Oval, 3rd day

Ansari follows Curran with a glimpse of the future

Jun 29, 2015: Zafar Ansari and Tom Curran underlined their potential as two of the best young bowlers in English cricket by completing career-best figures to send Gloucestershire plunging to an innings and 180-run defeat against Surrey at a sun-baked Kia Oval


Surrey v Gloucestershire, LV= Championship, Kia Oval, 1st day

Elgar's 98 builds on Ansari's dig in

Jun 27, 2015: South Africa opening batsman Dean Elgar scored 98 on his home debut for Surrey as Gloucestershire made them work hard to reach 279 for 5 on the first day of their LV=County Championship match at the Kia Oval


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

Surrey v Glamorgan, NatWest T20 Blast, South Group, Kia Oval

Record-breaking run-fest provides perfect start

May 15, 2015: Four-hundred-and-fifty-five runs, the most ever for a T20 match in England and fourth highest in all T20 cricket, were plundered in just over three hours of ferocious cricket

Freddie Wilde at The Kia Oval

Surrey v Leicestershire, LV= Championship, Division Two, Kia Oval, 4th day

Davies, Roy pull off scintillating chase

May 13, 2015: Kevin Pietersen was able to watch delightedly from a Surrey dressing room that has given him unstinting support as Steve Davies and Jason Roy spearheaded a startling seven-wicket victory against Leicestershire

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Ireland v England, only ODI, Malahide

An imaginary horse and the man who wants to be AB Villiers

May 7, 2015: England have been forced by the schedule to select a new-look side to face Ireland but the horror World Cup show would have demanded change in any event. ESPNcricinfo introduces those who aim to be part of the future

Andrew McGlashan

England news

Billings, Willey, Ansari called up for Ireland ODI

Apr 28, 2015: England's team to play Ireland in Dublin next week will contain several of the next generation making an impression in the county game, including up to six debutants

Alan Gardner

Hendrix, De Niro, Monroe and, er, Beckham?

Apr 9, 2015: The editor of The Cricketers' Who's Who 2015 picks his five favourite fantasy slip cordons from the book

Daniel Brigham

Worcestershire v Surrey, New Road, 4th day

Worcestershire promoted amid extraordinary drama

Sep 12, 2014: Whether from tension, disbelief or joy, some Worcestershire members gathered under the Graeme Hick pavilion on Friday afternoon had tears on their cheeks

Paul Edwards at New Road

Surrey v Kent, Royal London Cup, Group B, The Oval

Ansari's dash just short in run-filled tie

Aug 5, 2014: Zafar Ansari hit Mitch Claydon for two legside sixes in an astonishing final over in which Surrey failed to score from the last two balls to tie with Kent in a thrilling match at The Oval.

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Gloucestershire v Surrey, NatWest T20, Cheltenham

Ansari, Dunn see Surrey qualify

Jul 18, 2014: Surrey made sure of a place in the NatWest T20 Blast quarter-finals with a five-run victory over Gloucestershire in front of a sell-out Cheltenham Festival crowd.

Press Association

Glamorgan v Surrey, Colwyn Bay, 2nd day

Ansari heightens Surrey's persona

Jul 7, 2014: Why do people dislike Surrey? Money and metropolitan envy might have something to do with it but there is surely little of which one can disapprove about their cricket at present.

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, 2nd day

Redemptive ton for Davies

Jun 16, 2014: A few days after being dropped for Friday's T20 Blast outing, Davies channelled all his resolve into manufacturing a first Championship century of the season

Ryan Bailey at Derby

Gloucestershire v Surrey, Bristol, 2nd day

Surrey roar past 600 against Gloucs

Jun 10, 2014: Rory Burns fell just one run short of a double-century as Surrey smashed a host of records in heaping a mammoth total of 626 for 6 on ramshackle Gloucestershire in Bristol

Press Association

Surrey v Worcestershire, The Oval, 3rd day

Shantry finds another gear to dismantle Surrey

Jun 3, 2014: England would love a left-arm quick like Mitchell Johnson. Jack Shantry is not one, but his own, rather unqiue, style of left-arm seam put Worcestershire into a position of overwhelming dominance at The Oval

Tim Wigmore at The Oval

Surrey v Essex, The Oval, 2nd day

Dunn gets people talking

Apr 21, 2014: On an even day that saw further time lost to rain and bad light, a fine display from Matt Dunn added a new angle on this encounter

Vithushan Ehantharajah at The Oval
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