Published: 18th April, 2017
As part of this summer’s celebrations of the 100th Test Match at The Oval, Surrey County Cricket Club is inviting many of the club’s greatest ever players to enjoy the occasion.
Every living player to have played Test cricket for England whilst at Surrey CCC has been invited to the sold out third day of the Test (Saturday July 29th), where they will be hosted by the club throughout the day and make an appearance on the outfield during one of the breaks in play.
The 25 strong list is headed by 84-year-old Micky Stewart, who made his debut against Pakistan in 1962, and closed off by current Surrey all-rounder Zafar Ansari, who played his maiden Test Match against Bangladesh in Mirpur in October last year.
Between the players, they have 815 Test Match caps between them, 39,972 Test Match runs and 785 Test Match wickets.
This summer’s game between England and South Africa will be the 100th men’s Test Match ever to be staged at The Oval. The first was the very first Test to ever be staged in England, against Australia in 1880.
Since then many of the game’s most iconic moments have taken place here, including Donald Bradman’s last ever Test innings, Len Hutton’s 364 in 1938 (still the highest ever Test score by an Englishman), the domineering West Indian performances of the 1970s and 1980s and – in more recent times – England’s historic Ashes victory of 2005 and subsequent era of home Ashes glory.
Despite Days 2 and 3 having sold out, tickets are still available for the Day 1 and 4 of the 100th Test.
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Full List of Invited Players