Nip Back Inn – The Kia Oval concourse bar created to commemorate Robin Jackman – has been completed with the addition of the bowler’s England Cricket blazer on its wall.
Jackman, who died in December 2020, played 599 times for Surrey between 1966 and 1982 taking 1505 wickets forming a deadly partnership with Sylvester Clarke. Although he was born in India, he also played 4 Tests and 15 ODIs for England.
The bar opened when the Galadari Stand was officially unveiled during the 2021 domestic season but has been improved by the recent arrival of Jackman’s blazer from his family in South Africa. Also in the bar is a portrait of Jackman during his Surrey days, England & Surrey shields and a biography of the bowler’s career.
The name and design of the bar is based on the original Nip Back Inn – in Jackman’s Cape Town home.
In 2019, Jackman reminisced on his playing career with Surrey in a feature length interview with Charles Colvile that took them from the Kia Oval Committee Room to the outfield.
The life and career of Robin Jackman, as well as fellow Surrey legend John Edrich, will be celebrated in a memorial event at The Kia Oval on Wednesday 17th November. The event is free for all Surrey Members but booking is required. To guarantee your place, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.