Surrey v Essex Eagles: Match Day Info

Surrey Kent general

Published: 12th July, 2018

All the information you need ahead of the Vitality Blast match between Surrey and Essex Eagles at the Kia Oval.

MATCH DATE
Thursday 12th July

OPENING TIMES
Gates open at 4:30pm

SCHEDULED HOURS OF PLAY
Start: 6:30pm
End of First Innings: 7:45pm
Start of Second Innings: 7:55pm
Close: 9:15pm

TICKETS

Availability is extremely limited for this fixture. For more information, please call the ticket office on 0203 946 0100.

MEMBERS’ AREAS

Members can enjoy the fixture from the Micky Stewart Members’ Pavilion, as well as the Peter May Garden, Laker Balcony and Blocks H and J of the OCS balcony with access to the John Major room. The Lock Laker stand will be accessible for Surrey Members and their guests. Members who have not purchased a guest ticket in advance of the game should note that the guest allocation for this fixture is sold out. Please do not bring guests to purchase on the gate.

FAMILY ZONE

The Kia Oval will have a family zone available located in a new location of the England Suite in the OCS stand. This will provide an enhanced area for junior Surrey fans and families watching the match. Fun, games, cricket activities, autograph signings and giveaways will all take place within the family zone.

CLUB SHOP

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 4:30pm.

SCORECARDS
Scorecards are available from the Members’ Pavilion free of charge for Members, or are available to purchase by non-Members in the Club Shop, located in the Pavilion forecourt.

TRAVEL
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 West Trains coming in and out of Waterloo.

By London Underground

Until mid-September 2018, Bank branch Northern line trains will not stop at Kennington station while TFL carry out essential work to make it quicker and easier to change between branches, ready for the Northern Line Extension.

Use Vauxhall

You will have a faster and more comfortable journey if you use nearby Vauxhall Underground or National Rail stations, which are both about 6 minutes walk to the ground.

The Underground station is on the Victoria line, with services every few minutes. If you are using the Charing Cross branch of the Northern line, you should change at either Euston or Warren Street for the Victoria line.  Alternatively you can change at Waterloo for National Rail services to Vauxhall. National Rail services from Waterloo are frequent and fast (trains operate approximately every 4-5 minutes and take 3 minutes to Vauxhall).  Valid Travelcards, Oyster and Contactless payment cards are accepted on these services.

Avoid Kennington

You are advised NOT to enter/exit at Kennington station. The station has no escalators, only lifts, so has limited capacity.

How to travel to The Kia Oval from London terminal stations

Station Suggested Route
Blackfriars Westbound District or Circle line to Victoria, then southbound Victoria line to Vauxhall
Charing Cross Southbound Bakerloo line to Waterloo, then National Rail services to Vauxhall
Euston Southbound Victoria line to Vauxhall
King’s Cross Southbound Victoria line to Vauxhall
Liverpool Street Westbound Central line to Oxford Circus, then southbound Victoria line to Vauxhall
London Bridge Southbound Northern line to Oval
Marylebone Southbound Bakerloo line to Oxford Circus, then southbound Victoria line to Vauxhall. Alternatively take the southbound Bakerloo line to Waterloo, then National Rail to Vauxhall
Moorgate Southbound Northern line to Oval
Paddington Southbound Bakerloo line to Oxford Circus, then southbound Victoria line to Vauxhall. Alternatively take the southbound Bakerloo line to Waterloo, then National Rail to Vauxhall
St Pancras International Southbound Victoria line to Vauxhall
Victoria Southbound Victoria line to Vauxhall
Waterloo National Rail services to Vauxhall

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.

FOOD AND DRINK

At the Pavilion end of the ground you will find Deep Blue Fish and Chips and the BBQ hut on the Pavilion forecourt. There is a chicken unit located under the Peter May Stand and at various points around the ground there are pies, pulled pork, pizza, burgers and pasties available.

Various bars are open throughout the ground, including:

  • Pimms and Real Ale Bar located by the Alec Stewart Gate and the Pavilion Forecourt
  • Carling and Real Ale Bar by the Hobbs Gate
  • Surrey Tavern Bar located under the Peter May Stand. Round to the OCS stand you will find
  • The Wanderers Bar is located at the OCS Stand end
  • The 1845 Bar serving draught products is located underneath Block 3 by the Bedser Stand.

Soft drinks will be served at all fixed bars and water fountains are available around the ground.

As part of our promise to be single use plastic free by 2020, fans are now being given reusable pint glasses. There will be a £1 deposit, which will then be refunded when they return their cup to the bar, or alternatively, you can take the cup away as a souvenir. Fans can also deposit their reusable pint glass into one of the bins provided on exit from the ground, which will in turn result in the Club making a £1 donation to Evelina, our charity partner.

As this is a category ‘A’ match, it is not permitted to bring alcohol into the ground. However, you can bring soft drinks and water in plastic bottles but no glass or cans will be permitted either.

ACCESSIBILITY

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 Theresa Peters in 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.

FAQ

Can I smoke?

There are designated smoking areas around the Kia Oval, located at the back of the stands. Please ask your nearest steward or staff member for directions to any such area. Note: This policy also applies to the use of electronic smoking devices.

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?

There is a cash machine allocated to the right of the Members’ Pavilion, in the reception of the OCS stand and by Block 5-6 of the OCS stand. There is also a cash point 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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