Surrey County Cricket Club was formed in 1845 and is one of the most historic sports clubs in the United Kingdom.
We first won the County Championship in 1890 and have since lifted the most prestigious trophy in English domestic cricket nineteen times, most recently in 2002. The club’s most successful period was from 1952 to 1958, when we won the title an unprecedented seven consecutive times.
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.
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.
Surrey CCC is owned by its Members, who then elect members onto the General Committee. The General Committee meets five or six times each year to provide oversight of the Club and governs the Club rules. The Chairman is elected by the General Committee, and he also chairs the Surrey Cricket Management Board (SCMB) which meets regularly to support the executive operation of the Club with regards to cricket, Membership and the business of the Club.
The SCMB is made up of members of the General Committee, as well as a number of top business professionals who are drafted in by the Club to provide specific expertise; all of whom provide their support on a voluntary basis. Further oversight is provided by the Audit, Remuneration and Governance Committee, chaired by the Honorary Treasurer.
Surrey CCC Management
Surrey CCC Patron: His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales
|Richard Thompson||David Stewart OBE|
|Retire 2019:||Ken Schofield CBE|
|JNL Hudson||IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT:|
|DF Kingsmill||Pat Pocock|
|BG Kitcherside||PAST PRESIDENTS:|
|CD Payne||Sir Michael Pickard|
|Retire 2020:||Bernie Coleman OBE|
|MA Butcher||Vic Dodds|
|D Gill||Brian Downing OBE|
|MG Reeve||John Edrich MBE|
|RAJ Walton||Roger Harman|
|Retire 2021:||Roger Knight OBE|
|P Garrard||Rt Hon Sir John Major KG CH|
|C Hunte||Derek Newton|
|E Lewendon||Mike Soper|
|P Pocock||Micky Stewart OBE|
|Retire 2022:||Sir Richard Stilgoe OBE DL|
|RJ Garrard||David Watts DL|
|W Jones||HONORARY TREASURER:|
|K Olafare||Martin Eadon (interim)|
|The Deputy President|
|The Hon. Treasurer|
|SURREY CCC LTD MANAGEMENT BOARD||AUDIT, RISK & GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE|
|R.W. Thompson||M. Eadon|
|S.J. Carey (Operations Director)||M. Palios|
|C.F. Dymond||J. Ryan|
|R. Elliott||C. Samuelson|
|R. Gould (CEO)||R.W. Thompson|
|Lord Grabiner QC|
|C. Hodgson (Commercial Director)|
|A.J. Lane (Finance and Services Director)|
|A.J. Stewart OBE (Director of Cricket)|
|E.J.C.L.R.C. Rainford-Brent (Director of Women's Cricket)|
The General Committee is the overarching body that provides oversight over the Club. It meets 5/6 times each year, and delegates authority for running the club’s affairs to the Management Board.
The Management Board meets monthly under the direction of the Club Chairman in order to fulfil its remit of managing the affairs of the Club. The Board is drawn from the General Committee, the club executive, and also from industry where specific skills are required. The operation of the Management Board is governed by the Club Rules.
Audit Risk and Governance Committee
The Audit Risk and Governance Committee meets 5/6 times each year and is responsible for ensuring that the Club is well run with regards to financial controls and audit, mitigation of risk, remuneration and governance.