Surrey's future in good hands - Ali Brown - Cricket World TV

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Good things are happening at Surrey, and Ali Brown is at the helm of the second XI
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Surrey second-team coach Ali Brown says the club's youngsters are performing "exceptionally well" and their progress is putting the club in a strong position for the future.

Brown has been coaching at Surrey since retiring in 2011 and says he is fortunate that he was able to stay in the sport after ending his playing days.

"I retired four years ago and so I'm lucky to still work in the sport and to have the opportuity to work with the youngsters we've got coming through for Surrey is really quite special.

"We've got some good youngsters coming through, great age and a good time for us at the moment."

Players like Sam Curran, who took three for 51 in Surrey's Royal London One-Day Cup win over Worcestershire yesterday (4th August), have been delighting Surrey supporters this season.

And although Curran is just 17, Brown says that it is heartening to see so many players under the age of 25 - like James Burke and Rory Burns, performing well.

It is that set of players, says Brown, that will be the backbone of the side for the next decade.

"I think we've got the right age-group.

"We've a good chance to go up this year if we play well in our last five games of the LV County Championship.

"We've got 17, 19-year-olds coming through and performing exceptionally well and a lot of players under 25, which is very good for the next 10 years at the club."

Surrey currently sit on top of their Royal London One-Day Cup group and have qualified for the quarter-finals after beating Worcestershire by 36 runs last night.

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