Surrey, featuring Sydney Sixers captain Moises Henriques, have gone down to the Birmingham Bears in their quarter-final of the T20 Blast.
In a do-or-die clash at The Oval in London, Henriques finished 48 not out (32 balls) to help Surrey reach 7-204 with big contributions from the Sixers BBL|06 big-hitter Jason Roy (74) and Australian batsman Aaron Finch (39).
However, Birmingham brought it down to the wire, hitting a six and a four off the last over to knock Surrey out of the finals race.
The Sixers captain had a solid campaign during England’s country cricket T20 tournament. Henriques scored a total of 187 runs at an average of 31.16, helping Surrey to finish second in the South Group.
Henriques re-joined Surrey for the second half of the competition after Kumar Sangakkara joined the Caribbean Premier League.
Henriques will return to Australia to prepare for the domestic summer of cricket where he will lead both the NSW Blues and the Sydney Sixers.
Jason Roy was a mainstay for Surrey during the 2017 T20 Blast. The Sixers BBL|06 opener scored 350 runs at an average of 29.16 in the tournament. His highest score was 78 runs off 43 balls and he smashed a total of 54 boundaries throughout the competition.
Another BBL|06 Sixer, Sam Billings, also competed in the tournament for Kent County Cricket Club. Although Kent missed out on the finals, Billings had a great competition with the bat. He scored 361 runs in 14 matches at an average of 32.81.