Jason Roy's hundred dominated Surrey's innings

Surrey v Kent, Royal London Cup QF, Kia Oval

Coles gives Surrey fright after Roy's hundred

Surrey survived an extraordinary maiden hundred from Matt Coles and a last-wicket stand of 64 - to which Coles' partner Matt Hunn contributed a single run - to progress to the semi-finals of the Royal London Cup

Tom Curran celebrates one of his two opening day wickets

Gloucestershire v Surrey, LV= Championship, Division Two, Bristol, 1st day

Curran's show the shape of Surrey's future

On the day that Chris Tremlett his county, Surrey, were taking on Gloucestershire as they push for a long awaited promotion from Division Two and the Curran brothers suggested the future is in capable hands

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Chris Tremlett looks an imposing figure as he celebrates a wicket

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Injury forces Tremlett retirement

Chris Tremlett, the former England pace bowler who was a key part of the 2010-11 Ashes victory in Australia, has announced his retirement after conceding that his body cannot stand the rigours of professional cricket any longer

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Craig Overton starred with bat and ball

Somerset v Surrey, Royal London Cup, Group A, Taunton

Brotherly battle goes Overton way

The Overton twins shared six wickets as Somerset turned over Group A leaders Surrey with a three-wicket Royal London Cup win in front of a 5,500 Taunton crowd

Arun Harinath lofts the ball down the ground

Essex v Surrey, LV= Championship, Division Two, Colchester, 4th day

Surrey swagger is back as promotion nears

Surrey chased a tough target at Castle Park, led there by Arun Harinath and Gary Wilson, and with a gulf growing ahead of the third-placed side in Division Two, the Surrey swagger is back

Tom Westley drives down the ground

Essex v Surrey, LV= County Championship Div 2, Castle Park, 3rd day

Westley guards Essex faint promotion hopes

Tom Westley can claim to have played a modest supporting role in England's Ashes success by scoring a century against the tourists - a fact which did not escape his county team-mate Alastair Cook. An Essex promotion is a tougher ask

Monty Panesar took five wickets in the season opener in Abu Dhabi

Essex v Surrey, LV= Championship, Division Two, Colchester, 1st day

Panesar rises from the Ashes

Monty Panesar, surprisingly recalled to the Essex side at the Colchester Festival, showed signs that he could resurrect his professional career on the day that England won the Ashes

Mark Pettini plays a pull shot

Essex v Surrey, LV= Championship, Division Two, Colchester, 1st day

Pettini and Browne lift patched-up Essex

Colchester claims to be the oldest town in Britain. Mark Pettini is not an old man but, on his 32nd birthday, he relished Essex's Championship return to the salubrious Castle Park. It might well be the day that reinvigorates Pettini's first-class career