NICK HOWSON AT LORD'S: Defeat to Middlesex means The Oval club have won just four times in their 25 matches across all formats during the 2019 season
Jade Dernbach is growing increasingly desperate for a victory to help drag Surrey out of the mire that has become their 2019 campaign.
Defeat to Middlesex by 64 runs means the club have won just four of their 25 matches this season across all three formats.
The loss to their London neighbours leaves Surrey rock bottom of the South Group and their hopes of claiming a quarter-final place in tatters.
In reply to Middlesex setting 211 to win at Lord's, Aaron Finch hit 47 and Sam Curran 39 but the latter's departure triggered the fall of eight wickets for just 29 runs.
"Losing’s never easy, especially in a London derby and we find ourselves in a difficult position, but we’ve got to find a way to pick ourselves up," said Dernbach, who finished with 1-48 from his four overs.
"We haven’t been able to put the complete performance together and we’ve got to find a way. It doesn’t have to be pretty, we can win ugly if we want.
“It was a decent wicket, the odd slower ball was gripping and there was a short boundary, plus they had a left and right-hand combination throughout the innings, which made it difficult. So I was actually pretty pleased at the halfway stage.
“We started well with the bat and I think up until the 12th or 13th over we were ahead of them and then we found a way to lose a cluster of wickets.”
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