Published: 27th November, 2019
Surrey’s men’s fixtures in 2020 were announced on Tuesday with up to 45 days of cricket taking place at either The Kia Oval or Guildford, including four in the new look Royal London Cup.
The country’s premier domestic 50 over competition is no longer regionalised and therefore presents fresh opportunities for Surrey fans and Members to see new players or visit grounds that may still be on their ‘bucket list’.
We’ve already taken a look at the County Championship and Vitality Blast matches to come in 2020 but now we’ll focus on the road to Trent Bridge. Become a 2020 Member now to ensure access to all of these fixtures as well as a number of events to celebrate the Club’s 175th anniversary.
Surrey will play eight matches in the Royal London Cup group stage before prospective quarter-finals and semi-finals on the 13th and 16th August respectively before the final is in Nottingham on 19th September. We take a dive into our home matches below:
Sunday 19th July – Northamptonshire at The Kia Oval
Following an all counties warm-up with Buckinghamshire in High Wycombe, Northants’ Steelbacks are the first competitive List A opponents we will face in 2020. They will be playing their first match at The Kia Oval since 2015 and their first against Surrey in a competition since 2016 – in a quarter-final which Surrey won by just one wicket en route to the final.
It was two men still at the heart of the Club that shone on Northants’ last List A visit to South London, with Jason Roy hammering 108 and Sam Curran claiming 4/32.
Sunday 26th July – Somerset at Guildford Cricket Club
The only side we’re used to facing in List A cricket due to the splitting of the North & South groups in recent years. Somerset have won five of the eight meetings since Surrey famously listed the 40 over trophy at Lord’s following victory over the West Country side.
Somerset are also very familiar with Guildford, having played there in the County Championship in both 2018 and 2019.
Sunday 2nd August – Warwickshire at The Kia Oval
The first List A meeting between the teams since the Bears’ comprehensive victory in the 2016 final at Lord’s so therefore Surrey will be out for revenge. That was the second of three consecutive finals for Surrey but it’s been a more difficult period in this competition over 2018 and 2019.
Warwickshire’s last List A match at The Oval however was way back in 2009 with Jonathan Trott and Ian Bell starring.
Tuesday 4th August – Nottinghamshire at The Kia Oval
After three Sunday home fixtures, we complete our home programme before setting off on the road up north with the visit of white ball specialists Nottinghamshire. Just like Warwickshire, our last List A clash with Notts came at Lord’s as Alex Hales’ 187 trumped Mark Stoneman’s 144.
We did beat the Outlaws by four runs on their previous visit to The Kia Oval though, largely thanks to 166 from Kumar Sangakkara.
Away matches in the group stage: 22nd July – Leicestershire, 24th July – Glamorgan, 6th August – Yorkshire, 9th August – Derbyshire