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SURREY’S CHAMPIONSHIP WIN: SOCIAL MEDIA REACTION

After winning the Specsavers County Championship, Surrey’s players and key figures took to social media to highlight just how much it meant to them.

Many of the current squad made sure the internet knew of their achievement but there was also an online presence from several of the older guard who have become Surrey legends.

Let’s start with the current squad…

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A man even more senior than Dernbach is all-rounder Rikki Clarke. He was beaming with pride when tweeting after the triumph.

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Due to international commitments and injury lay offs, Jason Roy has yet to feature in a first-class match this season. He made sure he was there to support his teammates in Worcester though.

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Two of the younger crop that have made a difference on the field are spinner Amar Virdi and England seamer Tom Curran, who only came back into the team in late August.

He’s currently on loan in Leeds with a permanent move scheduled for the close of season but Mathew Pillans sent his congratulations to the team immediately.

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Moving on to some of Surrey’s legends of yesteryear now with Kumar Sangakkara, the Sri Lankan batsman that taught this squad so much, first up.

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The captain of Surrey’s last title success, Adam Hollioake, also had his say. He was joined by strike bowlers of the time Alex Tudor and Martin Bicknell.

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Of the current coaching staff, Head Coach Michael Di Venuto, Director of Cricket Alec Stewart, Bowling Consultant Ryan Sidebottom and Strength & Conditioning Coach Darren Veness all had their say on the squad.

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Outside of the squad, Surrey Women’s & Stars Head Coach Richard Bedbrook revelled in the Club’s latest success after Kia Super League last month.

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Finally, chairman Richard Thompson was inside the changing room for the winning moments and saluted the impact of Morne Morkel.