Feb 2, 2015: Surrey have appointed Gareth Batty as their permanent captain
Glamorgan v Surrey, Colwyn Bay, 3rd day
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
Surrey v Leicestershire, The Oval, 4th day
Jun 25, 2014: Zafar Ansari and Gareth Batty spun Surrey to a convincing 10-wicket victory against Leicestershire at The Oval
Derbyshire v Surrey, Derby, 4th day
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
Derbyshire v Surrey, Derby, 3rd day
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.
Essex v Surrey, Chelmsford, 1st day
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
Essex v Surrey, Chelmsford, 1st day
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
Surrey v Derbyshire, The Oval, 4th day
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.
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
Aug 9, 2013: Gareth Batty will miss the Friends Life t20 Finals Day after being handed a two-match suspension following the on-pitch spat with Peter Trego during Surrey's quarter-final against Somerset at The Oval
Nottinghamshire v Surrey, Trent Bridge, 2nd day
May 16, 2013:
Surrey v Durham, The Oval, 2nd day
May 11, 2013: While the opening day belonged to youth the second was a day that celebrated the experience of 35-year-old Gareth Batty and 38-year-old Dale Benkenstein
Surrey v Nottinghamshire, The Oval, 4th day
Sep 7, 2012: Surrey played like a team that wanted to end their last match at home on a high and did so with a chilled 195-run victory
Somerset v Surrey, Taunton, 3rd day
Aug 30, 2012: Gareth Batty effectively admitted that he made a mistake "in the heat of battle" in not withdrawing appeal after Murali Kartik after he had run out a Somerset batsman while backing up
Surrey v Middlesex, The Oval, 4th day
Aug 18, 2012: Gareth Batty led Surrey to their first Championship victory since he was appointed captain by taking 6 for 83 to secure a dramatic eight-run victory over Middlesex
Surrey v Middlesex, The Oval, 2nd day
Aug 16, 2012: The golden age of the overseas spinner may have passed, but The Oval remains as good a place as any for county twirlers to show off their skills
Aug 10, 2012: Rory Hamilton-Brown has announced that he will stand down as Surrey captain to focus on his own game
Jul 3, 2012: Surrey's captain, Rory Hamilton-Brown has taken indefinite compassionate leave and stepped down temporarily as Surrey captain following the death of his team mate Tom Maynard last month in an accident on the London underground.
Essex v Surrey, Flt20 South Group, Chelmsford
Jun 22, 2012: Surrey's last-ball defeat at Essex at least allowed the healing process to begin in their first match since the death of Tom Maynard.
Middlesex v Surrey, Flt20 South Group, Lord's
Jun 14, 2012: Surrey made it two wins from as many Friends Life t20 starts and secured local bragging rights after securing an unlikely 28-run win over Middlesex amongst the showers at Lord's.
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