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Below is all of the key information that you need ahead of the Men’s LV= Insurance Ashes Test Match between England and Australia at The Kia Oval. We hope that you enjoy the match!


Thursday 27 July – Monday 31 July


Gates open at 9:00 am


Start: 11:00 am

Estimated Lunch: 1:00 pm

Estimated Tea: 3:40 pm

Estimated Close of Play: 6:00 pm

Industrial Action

Please also be advised that RMT Union’s next strike action day is Saturday 29 July – day three of the Ashes Test at The Kia Oval. This is likely to result in little or no services across large areas of the network. It is recommended that people travelling to The Kia Oval on that day plan their journeys ahead of time. More on the same can be read here.


We strongly advise that all fans arrive at the ground early to avoid any delays in entering. The gates will be open 2 hours prior to the start of play.

Please be mindful that, upon arrival, there will be bag searches in place, which can add to your queuing time.


In order to gain entry into the Micky Stewart Members’ Pavilion, Members will be required to scan in using their ticket. For those who do not have a ticket in the Pavilion, access will be dependent on capacity and Stewards’ discretion and will need to scan their Membership card for entry. Please note that if Members’ tickets are not located in the Micky Stewart Members’ Pavilion, there is no guarantee that they will be able to access the area.


Tickets for this game are SOLD OUT.

The easiest way to access your match day tickets for this game is through The Kia Oval App. Once you log in, please allow up to 10 minutes for the tickets to appear in your account.

To access your tickets via The Kia Oval App please follow the below instructions:

  1. Download The Kia Oval App through your respective app stores.
  2. Click Log in or sign up to log into your Surrey Ticketing Account – the one used to purchase your tickets.
  3. Click Your Ticket Wallet under the Tickets tab at the bottom of the app.
  4. All of the tickets associated with your account will appear in the ‘Your Tickets’ section of your Ticket Wallet.
  5. Click on the match that your tickets are associated to and all of the ones that you have purchased will appear. If you are sharing tickets with other attendees via the app, please reference the instructions that are listed on the website or app. If you have re-assigned tickets through your ‘Friends and Family’ Network, please read below.

Please note, there is a live fraud-prevention mechanism in place on all tickets for The Kia Oval, and any photographs or screenshots of tickets will not be eligible to gain entry to the ground.

If you have re-assigned tickets to someone through your ‘Family and Friends’ Network on your Surrey Ticketing Account, they need an active account themselves to view tickets in the app. For the recipient to access the tickets via the app, they need to have created a Surrey Ticketing Account themselves here, and then logged into the app to activate it. The email address used to create the Surrey Ticketing Account must match the one that was used when the tickets were re-assigned.

Alternatively, you are able to download your tickets to your phone to either access as a .PDF or to print.

To download your tickets, please follow the below instructions:

  • Log-into your Surrey Ticketing Account here
  • Click ‘Order History’ in the navigation on the right of the page
  • Click on ‘See Details’ next to the tickets that you would like to download
  • Click Print next to the ticket that you would like to download
  • Your ticket(s) will then download

Please note that you do not need to print your tickets. Your tickets can be scanned from your mobile device either from The Kia Oval App, or by accessing your Surrey Ticketing Account and downloading the digital version.

If you have any issues with your tickets on the day, please visit the Ticket Office located adjacent to the Hobbs gate at the Pavilion End of the ground. A Member of the team will be happy to help.


Download The Kia Oval App and Enhance Your Experience.

Download our mobile app for free on both iOS and Android devices ahead of visiting the ground. Key features include:

  • Tickets: Access and share match day tickets within The Kia Oval App and enjoy an efficient and safe entry into the ground. Tickets can also be purchased through the app for upcoming fixtures. Instructions for accessing your tickets can be found below.
  • Plan Your Visit: View essential pre-match, travel and venue information to ensure your day at the ground is as enjoyable as possible.
  • Engage: Read the latest news, enjoy the Club Shop, view the first team squads and more as you get closer to the Club.
  • Hospitality: Browse all the premium experiences on offer at the ground, as well as receive important-specific information ahead of your Hospitality experience.
  • Conference and Events: Explore the range of non-match day facilities available at The Kia Oval, and get relevant information ahead of visiting The Kia Oval for a conference or event.
  • Members: Members of Surrey County Cricket Club can access exclusive content and bring them closer to the benefits of their Membership.
  • Notifications: Please ensure you have push notifications turned on so we can keep you up to date with key information for the match day that you are attending.


By Bike

The Club has made provisions for additional bike parking facilities at the Archbishop Tenison’s School. The entrance to the bike parking facility is opposite Tenison Gate, on Harleyford Road, and will be staffed with a sign-in/out process will be implemented to ensure security. Bike parking will be available at this site from 8:30am and all bikes must be collected on the same day by 7:30pm. Please note that bikes are left at the owner’s risk.

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 six-minute walk from Vauxhall station, served by South Western Railway trains coming in and out of Waterloo.

By London Underground

Vauxhall Underground station is on the Victoria line, with services every few minutes, and just a six-minute walk from the JM Finn Stand End of the ground.

Oval and Kennington Underground stations are both on the Northern line and just a few minutes from the Pavilion End of the ground.

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.


A wide selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase around the ground with bars available, including from one of four Fever-Tree bars. Alcohol-free, vegan and gluten-free drinks are available from most concourse bars around the ground. A full concessions map is available on The Kia Oval App. Water fountains are also located around the ground or, alternatively, staff at any bar will be able to give you tap water for free.

A range of hot and cold food will be available from various concessions around the ground, including Pizza & Co, Deep Blue Fish and Chips, Oh My Dog Hot Dogs and Olive Bros Mediterranean Wraps.

Please note that The Kia Oval is a cashless venue and only card payment will be taken.

As this is a men’s international fixture, supporters are NOT permitted to bring their own alcohol, metal cutlery or glass into the ground. Fans are still welcome to bring their own food into the ground.


The Kia Oval takes the safety and security of all guests very seriously and as such, there will be enhanced security measures in place for all our events.

When arriving to the ground by foot, please use the pedestrian crossings at both the Vauxhall and Oval end of the ground as the roads are very busy. If you arrive using TfL’s London Santander Cycles, please ensure that you park them in the allocated docking stations. If you use any other alternative cycle-hire scheme, please also park these in an appropriate position away from the roads.

We strongly advise that all fans arrive to the ground early to avoid any delays in entering. The gates will be open 2 hours prior to the start of play.

Please be aware of the risks of cricket balls entering the stands from the field of play. We ask that all fans stay vigilant of airborne cricket balls whilst in their seat and in the vicinity of the playing field. It is also important for fans to be cautious of ball games when walking around the concourse of the ground, particularly during breaks in play.



The International Cricket Council (ICC) has implemented a ban on the importation of alcohol, glass containers and metal cans.

Due to the availability of space, we advise all fans to avoid bringing any large luggage items into the ground. All bags that you bring into the ground must be able to be stored under your seat and kept with you at all times.

A complete list of prohibited items include; alcohol, glass, cans, musical instruments, flares, laser devices, air horns, fireworks, weapons and whistles.


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 Pavilion Reception upon arrival or email and one will be posted to you ahead of the match.

Fans attending with accessible needs can view our access guide here.


First aid services are provided on-site at every match day at The Kia Oval. If you require first aid assistance whilst at the ground, please contact your nearest steward or go to one of our first aid centres located behind Block A of the JM Finn Stand and between Entrance 32 and 33 of the Bedser Stand.


Toilets are located all around the perimeter of the ground, with disabled and baby-changing facilities located behind Blocks 1, 13 and 19 of the JM Finn Stand.

Changing Places accessible toilets are located under the Galadari Stand, next to the Club Shop.


We stand against discrimination in all its forms and are committed to ensuring that cricket is a game for everyone. If you have experienced or witnessed discrimination you can report it either direct to the Club at and/or through the ECB’s website: Any reports will then be triaged by the ECB and investigated by the relevant cricket organisation.

All incidents on a match day can be reported via The Kia Oval App.


The Kia Oval uses what3words to help fans and visitors find precise locations at the venue, such as gates, ticket office, Club Shop and other key locations. what3words works by assigning every 3m square a unique combination of three words: a what3words address.

We have added some popular locations here for The Kia Oval – find each location by clicking on the link or entering the corresponding 3-word address into the free what3words app:

For more information on how to use what3words, please click here.


All of our match day FAQs can be found here.