Adams drops struggling Ramprakash

May 15, 2012
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by onewhohelps

Surrey today announced their squad for tomorrow’s match against Somerset at The Oval, with the key omission being that of Mark Ramprakash.

The prolific batsman has only registered 62 runs from eight County Championship innings this summer, including a pair in his last match against Worcestershire, only the third of his career.

Ramprakash is currently sitting on 114 first-class centuries in 25 years as a professional cricketer. The former England player at 42 may struggle to get back into a Surrey side that is no longer reliant on his runs. This was proved in 2011 when Surrey lifted the CB40 trophy in a campaign that did not feature Ramprakash.

Ramprakash’s place has been taken by the talented Jason Roy who featured in all cricket for Surrey last season. However, with the arrival of Jacques Rudolf as Surrey’s overseas, Roy has spent most of 2012 as Surrey’s 12th man.

Ramprakash today tweeted: “Very disappointed to be left out of the Surrey team for both 1 & 4 day cricket. I’m fit/healthy & want to play. Wish the boys every success.”

Jade Dernbach and Stuart Meaker come back into the squad after representing England Lions in Northampton.

The Scoop 15/05/2012

 

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