Zafar Ansari went on to make a century

Surrey v Derbyshire, LV= Championship, Kia Oval, 3rd day

Ansari leads Surrey plunder

Derbyshire began the third day with thoughts of perhaps forcing a first-innings lead but ended it trailing by 247 runs after Surrey plundered 560

Zafar Ansari worked through Derbyshire's top order

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

Ansari presses his case for England call-up

On a rain-marred first day in which Surrey collected the first of the 15 points they require to guarantee promotion back to the top tier of the County Championship, they found themselves in a better position than their fielding deserved

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