Surrey’s 2021 Royal London Cup group stage will comprise of eight fixtures home and away in a randomly drawn group of nine, all competing to reach the knockout stage.
Starting on the 22nd July with a trip to Yorkshire’s Scarborough outground, the 50-over competition will be played over the course of four weeks with the final scheduled for 19th August at Trent Bridge.
Surrey will also travel to Glamorgan, Leicestershire & Derbyshire in the group stage with Nottinghamshire, Northamptonshire, Somerset & Warwickshire visiting us.
The best way to guarantee access to each of these home fixtures is with a Surrey Membership, starting from £69 for adults and £20 for U16s.
Here we take a look at each home fixture as the 50-over format returns after a year out due to the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020.
Surrey v Nottinghamshire, Guildford, Tuesday 27th July
Nottinghamshire’s 2019 finish: Semi-finalists (beaten by Somerset)
Last List A meeting: Nottinghamshire won by 1 wicket (July 2017)
Our first List A meeting with Nottinghamshire since the memorable 2017 Lord’s final which saw Mark Stoneman & Alex Hales both score huge centuries. Unfortunately for us, it was Hales’ Nottinghamshire that came out on top.
Now, we’ll meet at Guildford Cricket Club in our first match there since 2019. With our four-day festival fixture now moved back to The Kia Oval, this is the only opportunity to see us in action at our Woodbridge Road outground.
Surrey v Northamptonshire, The Kia Oval, Friday 30th July
Northamptonshire’s 2019 finish: 8th in North Group
Last List A meeting: Surrey won by 1 wicket (August 2016)
We don’t face Northamptonshire regularly in any format. We’re often in different divisions in red-ball cricket while geography dictates that regionalised groups often don’t see us face off in limited overs matches.
However, that 2016 meeting was famous for Kumar Sangakkara’s ridiculous match winning innings.
That’s not the only thing set to make this match a memorable occasion however. After play, we will host a quiz specifically for Surrey Members in our brand new stand at The Kia Oval covering a wide range of topics.
Surrey v Somerset, The Kia Oval, Thursday 5th August
Somerset’s 2019 finish: Winners
Last List A meeting: Somerset won by 5 wickets (May 2019)
Whenever Somerset come to The Kia Oval, it tends to be an exciting fixture. A side we know well across all formats, both sides have the players to make an incredible day of cricket.
This match will be followed by a movie night at The Kia Oval, where we will show selected interviews about Surrey & The Kia Oval in one of our finest rooms with a wide range of food & drink available. Sitting in a room full of people who also love Surrey watching people talk about how much they love our great Club? That sounds fun.
Surrey v Warwickshire, The Kia Oval, Tuesday 10th August
Warwickshire’s 2019 finish: 7th in North Group
Last List A meeting: Warwickshire won by 8 wickets (September 2016)
Warwickshire are the final group stage visitors to The Kia Oval in this summer’s Royal London Cup. Could there be a knockout place riding on this match? Make sure you’re there to cheer Surrey over the finish line and into the quarter-finals.
Not to mention, this is our first List A meeting with Warwickshire since that 2016 Lord’s final.
The best way to guarantee access to each of these home fixtures is with a Surrey Membership, starting from £69 for adults and £20 for U16s. Tickets to individual fixtures are available here.