England v Australia: Match Day Info

Published: 13th September, 2019

All the information you need ahead of the final Ashes Test when England face Australia at The Kia Oval.

Thursday 12th – Monday 16th September

Gates open at 9.00am

Start: 11.00am
Lunch: 1.00pm
Afternoon session: 1.40pm
Tea: 3.40pm
Evening session: 4:00pm
Close of play: 6:00pm


All tickets for all five days of this match are sold out. Each ticket buyer has been given a designated seat.

There are Club Shops allocated in the Pavilion forecourt, the OCS stand (behind block 11 and to the left of OCS reception), by the West Terrace Gate, by the entrance to the Bedser Stand and by the Lock Gate (to the left of the Family Zone).

The Club Shops will be open from 9.00am until the close of play.


In order to keep queue times to a minimum at our bars and shops, The Kia Oval is now a cashless ground. Payments can be made using all major debit and credit cards.

Scorecards are available from the Members’ Pavilion for Surrey County Cricket Club Members. Non-Members can purchase scorecards from the Club Shop, located in the Pavilion forecourt.

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 coming in and out of Waterloo.

By London Underground
The Kia Oval is easily accessible on both the Northern Line and the Victoria Line. Oval tube station is a two-minute walk from the ground, and is on the Northern Line. Vauxhall tube station is a ten-minute walk from the Kia Oval, and is served by the Victoria Line. For more information, and to plan your journey to the Kia Oval via the London Underground, click here.

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.


The Kia Oval has a host of catering options on-site for Test Matches, including a Food Village with some of London’s finest street food vendors.

Various food and drinks options are available in the Pavilion forecourt, including Deep Blue Restaurant (fish and chips) by the Hobbs Gate and the Alec Stewart Gate, pizza, chicken, a burger van, an ice-cream van, beer carts providing draught beer and a Greene King Ale Bar with draught IPA and Yardbird. In addition, The Feathers, the Kia Oval pub located behind the Bedser stand, will be open serving drinks and snacks. Full menus are on display for each catering unit around the ground.


The Oval has pledged to be single-use plastic free by 2020. As part of this commitment, we have made a range of modifications around the ground. When you buy your first drink, you will also pay a deposit for a Stack-Cup which, when returned, will be taken and washed for re-use. If you buy another drink, you will not pay the deposit for a clean container and if that is your last drink, you will be handed your deposit back.

We also encourage you to bring an empty reusable water bottle, which can be filled at any of the numerous water fountains situated around the concourse.


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 Ticket Office or Pavilion Reception upon arrival or email accessibility@surreycricket.com, where one will be posted to you


The raincheck policy for this match can be found here.


Can I bring food and drink into the ground?

You may bring food and non-alcoholic drinks into the ground, however please note that no alcohol, glass containers, or metal cans may be brought into The Kia Oval. This applies to both food and drink items.

Is there WiFi available?

WiFi is available free of charge at the Kia Oval. Use ‘_The Cloud’ to gain access.

Where is the nearest cash point?

Please note that The Kia Oval is a cash-free ground, unless you are using facilities within the Micky Stewart Members’ Pavilion which access cash. The nearest cash point is at Vauxhall station, a ten-minute walk from the ground, or the Post Office on Kennington Road.

Is there a map of the ground?

A map of the ground is available here. Stewards are located around the ground on match-day to assist with directing fans to different locations.

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