Full Name

Ryan Samir Patel


October 26, 1997, Sutton, Surrey


25y 154d

Batting Style

Left hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Medium

Playing Role

Batting Allrounder

If you had to choose one moment when Surrey's Championship-winning season of 2018 caught fire, it might be a June afternoon in Guildford when Ryan Patel, who had previously taken only two first-class wickets in seven matches, shook the then-leaders Somerset with five wickets in 11 balls, swinging the ball lavishly as he returned 6 for 5 in only 3.5 overs in one of the most remarkable interventions ever seen at Woodbridge Road. Patel's incredible sequence caused Somerset to follow-on, the match was lost and Surrey never looked back.

He was an ever-present for the 2022 title win, impacting in his primary suit as a left-handed opener, while his right-arm medium pace picked up four wickets. Sandwiched between Rory Burns and Hashim Amla in an unchanged top-three for all 14 matches, he managed 719 at 35.95. A second career first-class century against Somerset in the third match of the summer was his only three-figure score of the Division One campaign, but he set a new career best of 126 against a Sri Lanka Development XI at Guilford in May.

To have cemented his spot in this XI was all the more impressive given it was a journey that began with no guarantees given Surrey's deep talent and pockets. He is a Surrey Academy graduate who has been in the system since the age of eight. He won a place in Surrey's Championship side in late 2017 and opened the batting on his first-class debut in a derby against Middlesex - a game where Surrey created history by becoming the first county side since World War 2 to field four teenagers, Patel included, in a Championship game. Most impressive was his 81 to secure a draw against Hampshire on a testing pitch at the Ageas Bowl.

He was again a Championship regular in 2019, though his contributions were limited other than his maiden first-class ton in a high-scoring draw against Essex at the start of the season, while he also made List A and T20 debuts.

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Career Averages
Batting & Fielding
List A2119373013145.62698104.5833652880
List A21917218842/652/6547.006.5543.0000
Recent Matches - Player
Surrey vs Lancashire19 & 36--26-Sep-2022ManchesterFC
Surrey vs Yorkshire41 & 19*--20-Sep-2022The OvalFC
Surrey vs Northants10 & 32*0/9 & 1/3412-Sep-2022NorthamptonFC
Surr 2nd XI vs Smrst 2nd XI35--05-Sep-2022GuildfordOTHER
Surrey vs Notts5--23-Aug-2022WelbeckList A
Surrey were presented with the County Championship trophy
Surrey were crowned County Champions for the second time in four years
Rory Burns and Ryan Patel celebrate the moment of Championship victory
Ryan Patel scored a century to power Surrey's chase
Ryan Patel put the champions on the back foot with a 52-ball fifty
Ryan Patel made a remarkable century for Surrey at Guildford