Another out-ground lay ahead for Surrey, and they travelled to Scarborough to take on Yorkshire. Yet again leading from the front, Rory Burns scored a half century in both innings. It was Dernbach who was the man to have the best of the home side in their first innings, as he claimed four wickets, whilst Morne Morkel picked up another five-fer in a Surrey shirt to give Surrey a 7 wicket victory.
Attention then turned to the shortest format of the game, and Surrey entertained thousands of fans at the home of the Kia Oval - the home of T20 cricket.
Amidst the Vitality Blast, Surrey travelled to Trent Bridge for a Division One Championship fixture at the back-end of July.
Another wicked spell of seam bowling from the four-pronged attack led to Dernbach, Clarke, Sam Curran and Morkel taking all 10 wickets and reducing the hosts to 210 all out.
In response, another Rory Burns century (153) as well as 111 not out from Clarke took Surrey to an almost insurmountable 592. With so many runs to play with, Surrey could attack with the ball and figures of 5/60 from Morkel stood out as Surrey won by an innings and 183 runs.
Lancashire gave Surrey a nail-biter at the Kia Oval in mid-August. 6 runs was the difference in the match, and it will be remembered for an incredible catch by Will Jacks at short-leg, and six wickets from Morne Morkel as the away side’s tail end hinted at giving them a much needed win for their survival.
With that win, Surrey were 32 points clear at the top of the table.
As Surrey welcomed Nottinghamshire to the Kia Oval, Tom Curran was also welcomed back to the side for his first first-class game of the summer.
And what a return the eldest Curran brother made. A five-fer with the ball, and 43 runs with the bat, Tom Curran forced Nottinghamshire to follow on. Mark Stoneman had given Surrey a strong lead, batting the longest innings of his career scoring 144 off 260. It was 20-year-old McKerr who took 4 in Nottinghamshire’s second innings to ensure Surrey won by an innings and 125 runs.
The first of two games against Essex in just four rounds of Championship cricket, Surrey travelled to the title holders to start the final month of the season.