By Marcus Hook
With Surrey’s production continuing to churn out fresh talent, Will Jacks has become the first player to receive a Surrey Debut Cap.
Jacks, 19, made his maiden first-team appearance against Somerset last Friday; taking the place of Mark Stoneman who has been called up to the England Test squad.
The debut caps introduced by the club carry the name of the player and the date and opposition of the game in which they made their entrance.
Surrey director of cricket Alec Stewart said: “It is always a big moment for a player when they make their debut and now there is a cap to mark the event that they can keep forever.
“Will Jacks will now forever be the debutant of the debutants.”
Surrey CCC posted record profits of £3.6million in 2017-18.
The results come on the back of a superb season in 2017, where the ground hosted 10 One Day Internationals – including the ICC Champions Trophy and the 100th Test in its 173-year history.
There was also further growth in the T20 Blast and club Membership – with five out of seven sellouts for domestic T20 Blast matches and a continued increase in Surrey CCC membership across all categories.
Off the field, the club’s conference and events business also achieved a record year, posting sales of £4.92m and staging over 1,300 events throughout the year.
Surrey chairman Richard Thompson, pictured above, said: “The last year was a superb year for the club and these financial results – the largest profits in our club’s history – are testament to the committed and successful work of our entire staff. Generating profits like these enable us to maintain and increase the investment in our playing squad and our work to create new generations of Surrey and England cricketers.”
The new family zone at the Kia Oval has sold out for Surrey’s opening home fixture in the Vitality T20 Blast, against Kent on July 6.
The club is reporting high demand for the family zone for the remaining home fixtures in this season’s domestic Twenty20 competition.
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