There’s a good chance this doesn’t bother anyone else but us, but when has that ever stopped us? “Surrey – so what?” is the theme of this post.
Surrey get a lot of media coverage. We don’t really know why, because they don’t deserve it. Their matches get first division coverage, even though they’ve been propping up the second division for years; and there’s near-constant talk of a resurgence, despite little evidence to suggest that there will be one.
They have some good players, yes, but it doesn’t really add up to much. Ramprakash, Pietersen, Davies and Tremlett are all newsworthy in their own ways, but none of them started at Surrey, so they even get a black mark for that.
Stuart Meaker’s the only Surrey player we’re really interested in and that’s only because we’ve heard that he’s pretty quick. But is he, or is it just journalists who live within a stone’s throw of the Oval scrabbling about for summat to say after spending the day there?
We’re pretty sure we’re being told that Surrey are currently important. We’re equally certain that they’re not.