"It was just about getting through the season and making sure we looked after each other," Batty told BBC London 94.9.
"God willing, the cricket looked after itself.
"Normally when people are grieving they are afforded some time. We had cricket to be played so we had to keep going.
"It was very difficult for everyone concerned and everyone did what they could for each other.
"Every player needs a bit of time to reflect on a very emotional time. We will come back bigger and stronger next year."
Adams is looking for the side to keep improving once they have come to terms with the events of the past few months.
"As a young group they can reflect on a season where tragic events happened, but we still have the opportunity to come back next year and win the Championship," he said.
Surrey and Glamorgan paid tribute to Tom Maynard during a CB40 match in August
"We're not in bad shape. We've got some repairing to do.
"There are people who have been deeply affected by what happened this summer.
"The future is very much about working with the players and the coaching staff, enhancing how we do things and working out how we can get better.
"It's with one goal - to be the best that we can.
"Whether that means winning a Championship, a one-day competition, producing England players or our own players coming through; all those factors show the ambition within the team and ambition within me."
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