Friday, 19 April 2013

Chris Adams has strongest squad

  As well as Smith and Ponting, Surrey have recruited two more over-30s in batsman Vikram Solanki and left-arm spinner Gary Keedy, but Adams said the average age of the squad was still only 26.To be linking up with Graeme for the next three years is terrific," continued Adams, who before joining Surrey captained Sussex to five trophies in five years. Meanwhile Adams feels that the likes of Smith, Ponting, Solanki and Keedy will help the next generation of cricketers, some of whom have already broken into the Surrey first team.Vikram Solanki and Gary Keedy come here with terrific careers behind them and still have much to offer," he explained.It is amazing to think that not just the best captain of his era, but arguably one of the great captains of all-time as well as a terrific opening batsman is joining us for what we hope will be a period in the club's history which yields a lot of success on and off the field and leaves behind a legacy.Ricky Ponting will join us for a couple of months and it is exciting to have one of the great players of all-time, who is still on fireThat's the word I've heard from Graeme. He sees his time here as being one that leaves a strong legacy of quality cricket and success on the field in line with a great club like Surrey. Former Surrey and England captain Alec Stewart believes the signing of Smith is "the biggest in county cricket" since Australia spinner Shane Warne joined Hampshire in 2000.

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