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Below is all of the key information that you need ahead of the LV= Insurance Test match between England and South Africa at The Kia Oval. We hope that you enjoy the match!


Thursday 8 September – Monday 12 September


Gates open at 9:00am


Start: 11:00am

Lunch: 1:00pm

Afternoon Session: 1:40pm

Tea: 3:40pm

Evening Session: 4:00pm

Scheduled Close: 6:00pm


A limited amount of tickets remain for each day of the Test match that can be purchased here.

No moves or alterations can be made to bookings.

If you have purchased tickets, please follow the below instructions to download them ahead of arriving at the ground:

  1. Log-into your online account here
  2. Under the heading ‘Upcoming’, click ‘View’ next to the fixture that you would like to download the tickets for
  3. If on a desktop, click ‘Access Ticket’ next to the ticket that you would like to download. If on a mobile device, click ‘Mobile Ticket’
  4. Your ticket(s) will then show on screen
  5. Then from here you have option to save it to your phone/print it

We advise all attendees to download their tickets ahead of arriving to improve their experience entering the ground.


By Car
No match-day parking is available at, or in the vicinity, of the ground and we advise all fans to use public transport.

By National Rail

The Kia Oval is located just a ten-minute walk from Vauxhall station, served by South Western Railway trains coming in and out of Waterloo.

By London Underground
Vauxhall Underground station is on the Victoria line, with services every few minutes, and just six minutes walk from the JM Finn Stand End of the ground.

Oval and Kennington Underground stations are both on the Northern line and just a few minutes from the Pavilion End of the ground.

By Bus
Route numbers 36, 185 and 436 stop outside the ground and the following buses stop within a five-minute walk of the Kia Oval: 3, 59, 109, 133, 159, 333. For more information, and to plan your journey to The Kia Oval via the London Underground, click here.


A wide selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase at many bars around the ground. Boundary Bar, near the JM Finn Stand will be serving cocktails, and there are a number of Fever Tree Bars located around the ground. Change Please Coffee, who serve a variety of hot drinks, are located near the Bedser Stand, JM Finn Stand and in the Galadari Stand concourse.

A range of hot and cold food will also be available, with a number of food vendors on site including: Deep Blue (Fish & Chips), Louisiana Street Food, Crispy Duck (Duck Wraps), Oh My Dog (Hot Dogs), Gamekeeeper (Game Burgers), Brilliant Punjabi (Curry Wraps) and many more.

All vendors serve a selection of Halal, Vegan and Vegetarian dishes (except Bob’s Lobster).

See the map below for the full list and locations of food outlets.


Please see below for a map of The Kia Oval.


The Kia Oval uses what3words to help fans and visitors find precise locations at the venue, such as gates, ticket office, Club Shop and other key locations. what3words works by assigning every 3m square a unique combination of three words: a what3words address.

We have added some popular locations here for The Kia Oval – find each location by clicking on the link or entering the corresponding 3-word address into the free what3words app:

Ticket Office: ///match.trial.deals 

The Match-Day Store: ///case.option.digit

Micky Stewart Members’ Pavilion Entrance: ///vets.pops.shows

JM Finn Stand Reception: ///raves.opra.wished

Match Day Entrances:

Hobbs Gate: ///belts.views.hears

Alec Stewart Gate: ///blame.hers.lodge

New Gate (Hospitality entrance): ///grows.wants.canny

Media & Debenture Entrance: ///mops.wicked.meal


Oval Tube Station: ///calm.filled.fans

Kennington Tube Station: ///bounty.trunk.soda

Vauxhall Tube Station: ///pink.figure.branch

Vauxhall Overground Station: ///flap.tulip.hello

First Aid Room: ///paying.points.voices


For more information on how to use what3words, please click here.


As we are constantly striving to improve our standards, facilities and attitudes accordingly, we have launched a non-visible disability wristband. This optional wristband will enable fans with a non-visible disability to easily identify themselves to Club staff on match-day, should they need any assistance, without having to give an explanation or the nature of their disability. Staff can then support the individual in the appropriate way.

If you require a wristband, please collect it from the Pavilion Reception upon arrival or email accessibility@surreycricket.com and one will be posted to you.

Fans attending with accessible needs can view our access guide here.


No social distancing will be in place but please be respectful of those who choose to wear masks.


Scorecards are available from the Micky Stewart Members’ Pavilion reception and the Club Shop on request. These are free of charge.


First aid services are provided on-site at every match day at The Kia Oval. If you require first aid assistance whilst at the ground, please contact your nearest steward or go to our first aid centre located behind Block A of the JM Finn Stand and between Entrance 32 and 33 of the Bedser Stand. The what3words address for the First Aid Room is ///paying.points.voices.


There are many toilets located all around the perimeter of the ground, with baby changing facilities located behind Block 1, 13 and 19 of the JM Finn Stand.


The International Cricket Council (ICC) has implemented a ban on the importation of alcohol, glass containers and metal cans. Following close consultation with the Police and Health and Safety advisors, alcohol will not be permitted on Test Match match-days.


We stand against discrimination in all its forms and are committed to ensuring that cricket is a game for everyone. Should you see or hear any discriminatory behaviour at the Test Match, please report this to the nearest steward, or use our anonymous reporting tool, which can be found here.

If you have experienced or witnessed discrimination you can report it either direct to the Club at equality@surreycricket.com and/or through the ECB’s website: https://www.ecb.co.uk/reporting-discrimination. Any reports will then be triaged by the ECB and investigated by the relevant cricket organisation.


Any FAQs relating specifically to tickets or the match-day can be found here.

If your question is not answered, please contact our Member and Supporter Services Team on tickets@surreycricket.com.