English County Cricket: Ollie Pope puts ‘an ounce of extra effort’ into training | Cricket News


Ollie Pope during a training session for the England cricket team.© Instagram / Ollie Pope

Young England cricketer Ollie Pope took a ball in the air on Tuesday during a training session with Surrey County Cricket Club. Surrey’s official Twitter handle mocked Pope using the video, saying the 23-year-old put extra effort into the go-live once the camera came out and we recorded. “CAMERA’S OUT! An ounce of extra effort when we save @ OPope32?” Surrey Cricket captioned the clip on Twitter. Pope is currently part of the Surrey squad in the ongoing 2021 National Championship.

Just two weeks ago, Pope produced a terrible blow as Surrey held Leicestershire to a draw in their County Champions game. Pope, who scored 245 runs on 272 balls in the game, lost six points from his career record. The Pope’s coup was marked by 29 borders.

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Surrey currently sits fourth in Group 2, the county championship table with 46 points. So far, they have played four games, won one, lost two and drawn. Surrey will then face Leicestershire in their reverse stage at Grace Road, Leicester. The match will start on May 6.

Pope has represented England in 17 test matches and amassed 798 runs at an average of 31.92. So far he has scored a century and five fifty with his highest score being 135.

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Pope made his debut in red ball cricket in 2018, while touring India in England. He was named in England’s game XI for the second test of the five-game series against India. He scored 28 points on his debut as England won the game by one set and 158 points. England won the test series, 4-1.

Pope was also part of the England squad which traveled to India earlier this year for an all-format series. India won T20I Series 3-2, ODI Series 2-1 and Test Series 3-1.

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