Surrey's A team took part in AEBBA's county championships at Reading on Sunday 20th November.
The team, consisting of Geoff Jukes, Dave Constable, Terry Oakley, Gary Powell, Colin Robbins, Jason Wadsworth and Tony Cross yet again finished in 2nd place in Division 2 - the third year running for Surrey. Gary won all five of his games and Geoff and Terry four out of five.
Surrey started well with a 5-2 win over Kent B and a 4-3 over Buckinghamshire, but were then defeated 3-4 by Berkshire 'B'. A 4-3 defeat of Northants took it into a decider against closest rivals Sussex 'B' who had also lost earlier to Berks 'B' but headed the points table at this stage with 18pts to Surrey's 16pts. It was apparent that Surrey needed to win 5-2 to deny their closest rivals, but it wasn't to be: they managed a 4-3 win but it left Sussex B champions by a single point.