We left early as we had been warned that the traffic would be heavy due to the Hampton Court Flower Show at Hampton Court Palace. The warning proved to correct as we passed long queues of cars lined up waiting for admittance.
Australia batted first and could only manage 6 for 196 at the end of 45 overs. Pat Logue was the only player to score 50. Because of the hot weather drinks were taken at every 15 overs. Surrey passed our score with two overs to go. Obviously Australia did not make enough runs when batting however an accumulation of dropped catches and poor fielding where a possible run became four runs did not help. The only good thing from the match was that there were no more injuries to players and those with existing injuries got through the game. We headed back to the hotel ready to face England, the big challenge, the next day.