Our
History

OUR STORY

Surrey County Cricket Club was formed in 1845 and is one of the most historic sports clubs in the United Kingdom.

Now 175 years old, Surrey continues to lead from the front both on and off the cricket field. Based in Kennington, The Kia Oval has been the home of Surrey Cricket Club since 1845, a stadium iconic the world over for its history and unique gas-holders that have overlooked every game played at the ground since 1853.

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1890

Our First County Championship

We first won the County Championship in 1890 and have since lifted the most prestigious trophy in English domestic cricket twenty times, most recently in 2018. The club’s most successful period was from 1952 to 1958, when we won the title an unprecedented seven consecutive times.

1974-2011

Silverware Through The Years

Since the introduction of One Day and Twenty20 cricket, Surrey have also seen great success in the limited overs game. We won the Benson and Hedges Cup in 1974 and since then have won a further eight limited overs titles, most recently with the Clydesdale Bank 40 in 2011. Surrey were also the first ever holders of the Twenty20 Cup, after winning the title in 2003.

1882

The Ashes Are Born

The vast majority of Surrey home matches are played at the historic Kia Oval cricket ground in Kennington, south London – which has also staged International cricket since 1880 and was the ground where the Ashes were born in 1882. Since then, every great cricketer in the world has played in the shadow of the famous gas-holders which overlook the ground.

2021

An Exciting Future Ahead

Off the field, the cricket club has grown its non-matchday business and is now one of the leading venues for Conference & Events in London. In 2021 the Club will open the new One Oval Square building, with best-in-class facilities for Members of the Club as well as providing new and exciting Conference and Events rooms at the Pavilion end of the ground.