Ex-Hampton School boy plays down chances of England call

Croydon Guardian:

1:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Former Hampton School student Zafar Ansari is propelling Surrey back to the top with bat and ball, but the 22-year-old insists his England chances are non-existent until they get there.

Ford claims Surrey have the edge ahead of T20 Blast finals day

Croydon Guardian:

5:17pm Thursday 21st August 2014

Surrey coach Graham Ford reckons last season’s Twenty 20 finals day disappointment and the big game atmosphere give his side an edge as they go in search of silverware this weekend.

Surrey skipper Smith out for the rest of the season

Croydon Guardian: Graeme Smith

2:37pm Thursday 22nd May 2014

Surrey County Cricket Club skipper Graeme Smith is out for the rest of the season with a fractured knee.

Dunn the young gun can see a brighter Surrey sun

Croydon Guardian: Young talent: Matt Dunn believes he, and the likes of Rory Burns, pictured, will thrive under coach Graham Ford this season

9:00am Thursday 10th April 2014

Surrey fast bowler Matt Dunn has turned the trauma of relegation to County Championship Division Two into a force for good.

Stewart: Surrey did not break the bank for KP

Croydon Guardian: Making his name: Alec Stewart has not ruled out Kevin Pietersen playing four-day cricket for Surrey    PA Photos

5:14pm Thursday 13th February 2014

Surrey’s director of cricket Alec Stewart has insisted the Kia Oval club have not broken the bank to secure the services of star man Kevin Pietersen.  

Banstead star Burns is lauded as the next big thing

Croydon Guardian: Come a long way: Banstead CC’s Rory Burns collects the breakthrough player of the year award from Mike Gatting after a season opening the Surrey CCC batting

2:00pm Sunday 29th September 2013

Banstead Cricket Club’s Rory Burns must lead Surrey’s charge back to the top flight, or so insists former England captain Allan Lamb.

Schoolboy cricket star youngest to make double century

Croydon Guardian: Double ton: Dominic Sibley

12:04pm Friday 27th September 2013

An A-level student at the Whitgift School has become the youngest cricketer to score a double century in County Championship history.

Burns has the inside track on the Lehmann effect ahead of first Ashes clash

Croydon Guardian: In the know: Rory Burns spent time at the Darren Lehmann Cricket Academy over the winter

8:00am Tuesday 9th July 2013

Surrey CCC opener Rory Burns has claimed new Australian coach Darren Lehman will instil a psychological backbone into the battered side ahead of the start of the Ashes tomorrow.

Burns can hold his own against influx of international stars at Surrey CCC, says former England wicketkeeper

Croydon Guardian: Shortlist: Rory Burns is up for the LV= County Championship Breakthrough player of the year

1:43pm Wednesday 12th June 2013

The task facing Rory Burns at Surrey may be daunting but former England wicketkeeper Paul Nixon has backed the young left-hander to continue to hold his own among their fleet of international stars.

Injured skipper Smith hops it back to South Africa

Croydon Guardian: Backed to come good: Graeme Smith has endured a frustrating start to this captaincy at Surrey          Picture: Getty Images

9:43am Thursday 9th May 2013

Surrey CCC skipper Graeme Smith has returned to South Africa for surgery on an ankle injury.

Surrey CCC skipper Graeme Smith is back to come good by South African compatriot

Croydon Guardian: Backed to come good: Graeme Smith has endured a frustrating start to this captaincy at Surrey          Picture: Getty Images

8:23am Thursday 25th April 2013

Surrey CCC’s skipper Graeme Smith has been backed to come good by fellow countryman and former opponent Johannes Myburgh.

County not country for Jade Dernbach on the opening day of Surrey CCC Division One

Croydon Guardian: Concentrate: Jade Dernbach has been told to concentrate on taking wickets for Surrey

9:41am Wednesday 17th April 2013

Jade Dernbach has been told by Ashley Giles to put playing for England to the back of his mind and concentrate on taking wickets for Surrey as the new season gets under way.

"Losing Tom was indescribably painful" - Hamilton-Brown

Croydon Guardian: Off to the coast: Hamilton-Brown has joined Sussex on a three-year deal

9:28am Friday 28th September 2012

Wandsworth cricketer and former skipper of Surrey County Cricket Club Rory Hamilton-Brown has described the loss of his best friend Tom Maynard as "indescribably painful".

Hamilton-Brown leaves Surrey with coach Adams' blessing

3:30pm Friday 21st September 2012

Wandsworth cricketer Rory Hamilton-Brown has ended his three-year spell with Surrey after the club agreed to his request to be released from his contract.

Spriegel backs Sutton's Harinath to shine

3:00pm Friday 14th September 2012

Surrey team-mate Matt Spriegel hopes back-to-back LV= County Championship Division One centuries for Sutton’s Arun Harinath has salvaged his Kia Oval career.  

"Tom was ultimate professional" says Harinath

Croydon Guardian: Surrey's Tom Maynard

4:09pm Friday 24th August 2012

Sutton cricketer Arun Harinath says he and his Surrey team mates are being strong for the family of Tom Maynard after the emotional memorial match in his honour.

Surrey buck up ideas at Middlesex

2:34pm Friday 13th April 2012

Chris Adams has told his Surrey team to buck the trend against Middlesex as they return to first class action against their London rivals this week.

Spriegel keen on that winning feeling

9:30am Friday 6th April 2012

Surrey may be stepping up in class this summer, but all-rounder Matt Spriegel has no intention of losing that winning feeling.

Surrey's Ansari targets repeat performance

Croydon Guardian: Thirsty for more: Former Hampton School student Zafar Ansari Picture: Empics Sport

8:30am Sunday 1st April 2012

Weybridge cricketer Zafar Ansari has enlisted the help of his older brother to make sure last season’s Clydesdale Bank 40 trophy triumph is not a flash in the pan.

Surrey's Hamilton-Brown ready for England call

Croydon Guardian: In the presence of greatness: Rory Hamilton-Brown talks in the Surrey dressing room which features a wall signed by some of cricket's greats

8:00am Monday 26th March 2012

Surrey skipper Rory Hamilton-Brown is ready to take a step on to the international stage and has a promotion and a one-day title to prove it, writes Stuart Amos.

Harinath knuckles down to secure Surrey future

Croydon Guardian: Eye to the future: Sutton's Arun Harinath looks ahead ot the coming cricket season

3:00pm Saturday 17th March 2012

Opening batsman Arun Harinath has said he will draw on the experience of hitting one of the slowest first-class half-centuries in history to save his Surrey career.

Surrey sign T20 specialist Nannes

4:46pm Thursday 26th January 2012

Surrey have signed Australian left arm fast bowler Dirk Nannes for the 2012 Friends Life t20 campaign.

Hampton old boy Ansari signs new Surrey deal

12:45pm Friday 9th December 2011

Former Hampton School student Zafar Ansari has penned an extended two-year contract with Surrey County Cricket Club.

Surrey can build winning legacy

1:55pm Friday 23rd September 2011

Surrey head coach Chris Adams says his current crop of stars are under starters orders to be the next golden generation at the Kia Oval.

Banstead's Spriegel ready for CB40 destiny

4:00pm Saturday 3rd September 2011

Banstead all-rounder Matt Spriegel reckons Surrey’s current crop of stars are out to emulate those of the club’s glorious past and claim its first limited-over silverware since 2003.

Davies and Malan in MCC team to face Notts

10:43am Tuesday 15th March 2011

Surrey wicketkeeper Steven Davies has been named in the MCC team to face the champion county Nottinghamshire at the Zayed International Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi from March 27-30.

Lions gear up for t20 campaign

3:52pm Friday 25th February 2011

Surrey Lions players Kevin Pietersen, Chris Tremlett and Steve Davies have helped to support the launch of tickets for this summer’s FPt20 competition.

Adams wants Surrey young guns given time

8:30am Monday 24th January 2011

Surrey cricket manager Chris Adams hopes he is given the time to make sure his young guns realise their potential.

Surrey sign Glamorgan star Maynard

3:59pm Thursday 20th January 2011

Surrey batsman Tom Maynard reckons the mixture of youth and experience at the Kia Oval was a draw he couldn't resist after penning a three-year deal with the club.

Termlett form leaves Surrey scratching heads

Croydon Guardian: Re-think: Chris Tremlett's form for England has forced Surrey to re-think their recruitment plans.

3:05pm Friday 14th January 2011

Surrey cricket manager Chris Adams admits Chris Tremlett’s Ashes winning turn means a change in tact over recruitment for the coming campaign.

Surrey sign Australian Tait

3:00pm Friday 14th January 2011

Surrey cricket manager Chris Adams has moved to bolster his seam bowling options by signing Australian paceman Shaun Tait as an overseas player for this summer’s FPt20 competition.

Banstead's Lancefield targets summer of success

2:23pm Wednesday 5th January 2011

Banstead Cricket Club's Tom Lancefield says a winter in Sri Lanka is about preparing him for life in the Surrey first eleven.

Ansari signs Surrey contract

12:14pm Friday 17th December 2010

Former Hampton School boy Zafar Ansari reckons combining being a professional cricketer with being a student is the best of both worlds.

Surrey sign up with Kia

12:32pm Friday 3rd December 2010

Surrey County Cricket Club chief executive Paul Sheldon says securing car manufacturer Kia as lead sponsors brings financial certainty to the club The firm, which has signed a five year deal worth £3.5million, will have full and exclusive naming rights to The Oval and become the primary shirt sponsor for cricket manager Chris Adams' men.

Banstead pair pen professional deals with Surrey

Croydon Guardian: Professional: Banstead's Tom Lancefield has penned a one-year deal with Surrey.

1:03pm Wednesday 1st December 2010

Banstead cricketer Tom Lancefield and Rory Burns have signed professional terms with Surrey after successful summers in 2010.

Extra-Time: Ian Salisbury

Croydon Guardian: Extra-Time: Former Surrey and England leg-spinner Ian Salisbury.  Pic: Joe Giddens/EMPICS Sport.

1:30pm Friday 26th November 2010

Former England Test cricketer and Surrey leg-spinner Ian Salisbury shares 60 seconds with the Surrey Comet.

Mullally: We can win the Ashes

1:39pm Wednesday 24th November 2010

Alan Mullally reckons England will retain the Ashes this winter, writes Paul Eldridge.

Pietersen pens Surrey deal

10:29am Monday 22nd November 2010

England star Kevin Pietersen has confirmed he has signed a playing contract with Surrey until the end of September 2011.

Davies tipped to shine Down Under

10:43am Friday 22nd October 2010

Former England captain Alec Stewart concedes Steve Davies’ Ashes brief will be a watching one – but is adamant he can more than fill in for first-choice wicketkeeper Matt Prior if called upon.

Surrey pair make Ashes squad

3:22pm Thursday 23rd September 2010

Surrey pair Steven Davies and Chris Tremlett have been picked for England's Ashes squad to tour Australia this winter.

Surrey smash 40-over record

10:08am Thursday 5th August 2010

Banstead’s Matt Spriegel finished 56 not out as Surrey set a new 40-over world record in their Clydesdale Bank 40 39-run Duckworth-Lewis triumph over Glamorgan on Wednesday.

Video: Alec Stewart endorses Steve Davies

4:03pm Tuesday 13th July 2010

England legend Alec Stewart has given Surrey’s Steve Davies’ international hopes a ringing endorsement after labelling the wicketkeeper good enough to get into the team just as a batsman.

Sorry Surrey slump again

9:52am Friday 9th July 2010

Surrey 120 - 8 G.Wilson 36*, Smith 3-16 Middx 121 - 3 N.Dexter 62*, O.Shah 32 A large Oval crowd were treated to yet another abject performance a Surrey team, as they were soundly beaten by their North London rivals, writes Mark Caswell.

Catch Surrey v Kent at the Oval before cheering on England

10:08am Friday 18th June 2010

Surrey Lions play Kent Spitfires today at the Brit Insurance Oval - and what better way for sport fans to warm up ahead of England’s next World Cup match against Algeria tonight?

Win tickets to see Surrey take on Kent in the Friends Provident T20!

10:20am Monday 14th June 2010

We’ve teamed up with Surrey Lions to offer readers the chance to win three pairs of tickets to watch the side in action in this summer’s Friends Provident T20.

Win tickets to see Surrey in the Friends Provident T20!

Croydon Guardian: Win tickets to see Surrey in the Friends Provident T20!

1:58pm Friday 28th May 2010

We’ve teamed up with Surrey Lions to offer readers the chance to win three pairs of tickets to watch the side in action in this summer’s Friends Provident T20.

Davies hard on heels of Kieswetter

2:33pm Monday 17th May 2010

England’s Twenty20 World Cup winning wicket-keeper batsman Craig Kieswetter may have set the world alight in the Caribbean on Sunday.

Lions on the loose in London

4:24pm Monday 10th May 2010

Countdown to Friends Provident t20 Championships begins with fans offered the chance to test their cricketing skills against the professionals Thursday 13th May will see the Surrey Lions set loose in London as they launch their campaign for the 2010 Friends Provident t20 Championship.

Symonds will give Surrey Twenty20 X Factor

4:07pm Wednesday 7th April 2010

Surrey cricket manager Chris Adams says Australian wildman Andrew Symonds is just the sort of signing the Lions need for their coming Twenty20 campaign.

Surrey's Hamilton-Brown out to make dream job a success

4:00pm Wednesday 7th April 2010

Wandsworth’s Rory Hamilton-Brown admits he has a lot to learn, but is going to give everything to make life as Surrey skipper a success.

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