Published: 31st July, 2020
Following Boris Johnson’s press conference this afternoon, The Kia Oval can no longer host spectators for the fixture between Surrey and Middlesex at The Kia Oval on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd August.
This fixture will now be played behind-closed-doors without Members or fans in the ground.
A lot of hard work has taken place at Surrey County Cricket Club and The Kia Oval to ensure that Members and fans could return to the ground safely.
We hope to welcome Members and fans to our ground for future matches this summer, and we will continue to work with the ECB and the government to encourage this to happen.
The Bob Willis Trophy fixture between Surrey and Middlesex will still go ahead behind-closed-doors, and Members and fans can watch the match for free via the Club’s improved Live Stream. For information on how to watch, please click here.
Richard Gould, Chief Executive of Surrey County Cricket Club, said, “I know this will cause great disappointment for those that were due to come to The Kia Oval on Saturday and Sunday, and I apologise that we are unable to welcome you this weekend.
“Club staff and players are also very disappointed. We will continue to work hard and hope to see supporters back into our ground before the end of the summer.”