Tuesday, 29 November 2011
The fixtures for the 2012 county season have today been released by the ECB, with some tough early games for Surrey.
Surrey will start the season back in Division 1 in the County Championship against Sussex at the Kia Oval on 4th of April, the earliest ever start to a county season. They will then travel to Lord's to face the felllow promoted team Middlesex. This will be followed with two more home games, against Worcestershire on the 19th and Durham on the 26th.
On May 4th, Surrey will begin their defence on the CB40, with a tough game against last year's finalists Somerset, under the floodlights at the Kia Oval. The FLT20 campaign will start on June 14th against Middlesex at Lord's, followed by Essex the following day at The Kia Oval.
Festival cricket will be reduced this year, as the Whitgift festival seems to have been scrapped for the time being. However, the Guildford festival will stay and Lancashire and Nottinghamshire are the visitors to Woodbridge Road in 2012.
Surrey will end the season with a tricky game away to Lancashire at Old Trafford in the County Championship between 11th and 14th of September, but Surrey will be hoping their season won't end until the 15th, where the CB40 final is scheduled.
To view a complete fixture list of the 2012 season, click here http://kiaoval.com/sites/oval/files/oval12/2012.pdf.
Friday, 11 November 2011
Tim Linley stole the show last night at the Surrey end of season awards, taking away 5 trophies.
The Yorkshire born paceman's awards included the Kia Bowler of the Year and the big one, the Player's Player of the year. After taking 83 wickets in all competitions in 2011, his awards were thoroughly deserved. The Viscount is a favourite around the dressing room and well known for having a laugh, but he showed in 2011 how good as cricketer he is and if he was 5 years younger, he would certainly be in the mind of the selectors.
Other awards on the night went to Tom Maynard, Gareth Batty, Stuart Meaker, Freddie van den Bergh, Jason Roy and Zander de Bruyn. They also deserved all of their awards to end a season that Surrey fans will remember for a long time.
Full List of Awards
Supporters Club Player of the Year- Tim Linley
Supporters Club Most Improved Player- Tim Linley
Supporters Club Young Player of the Year- Jason Roy
Supporters Club Sylvester Clarke Large Rum Moment of the Year- Stuart Meaker's catch to clinch promotion
Pemberton Greenish Academy Young Player of the Year- Freddie van den Bergh
Kia Young Player of the Year- Tom Maynard
Kia Most Improved Player- Tim Linley
Kia Batsman of the Year- Zander de Bruyn
Kia Bowler of the Year- Tim Linley
Player's Player of the Year- Tim Linley
Graham Kersey Team Man of the Year- Gareth Batty