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Surrey star relishes chance to take on former side in T20 quarter-final

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ZANDER DE BRUYN is relishing the chance to take on his former club Somerset in the Friends Life t20 quarter-final. The 38-year-old starred with bat and ball as Surrey booked a home quarter-final with a crushing win over Essex at Chelmsford last night (Wednesday). And the draw paired them with Somerset, where he played between 2008 and 2010, with the game being the first of the four quarter-finals to be played at the Oval on Tuesday afternoon. De Bruyn said: "We're looking forward to that. They're a good side and they always play in Finals Days. "We played them before in a big game in the Pro40 [the 2011 final] so we know their players and we're looking forward to the game. "They're coming to the Oval where we play our cricket so we'll look forward to that. "Our crowds have been awesome this year and I don't expect anything less for that game as well." The South African made 39 from 39 balls as Surrey were dismissed for 165 and then took 4-19 in reply as the home side were bowled out for 104 as the visitors won a T20 match at Chelmsford for the first time. And de Bruyn said: "It's nice to come down to Chelmsford and win. "It's a hard place to come and play cricket and the crowd always let you know it so it's nice to be on the winning side coming down here. "It's also the way we won – it wasn't a close game, we beat them quite convincingly which is the way we're playing at the moment and taking that into the quarter-finals we're quite happy with where we are." De Bruyn was back up the order at number four and found himself at the crease in the second over, putting on 61 with Steve Davies and 49 with Gary Wilson, by far the biggest two partnerships of the match. And he was pleased to contribute with both bat and ball. "It's nice when I haven't been playing and batting up the order where I like to bat," he said. "It was good to get some runs and contributing with the ball as well. "But Twenty20 is that kind of monster, one day you can take four-for and the next day you get hit out of the ground, today it was good and I'm happy with that."

Surrey star relishes chance to take on former side in T20 quarter-final


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