More than 50 young Surrey fans enjoyed a fun-filled day of cricket themed activities at The Kia Oval today as part of the Club’s annual Pride of Lions Day.
The Pride of Lions members were treated to a tour of the stadium and a cricketing masterclass from the Surrey Cricket Foundation coaches. When they needed a break from the summer sun, they engaged in a video game session, playing Cricket 22 on the Xbox.
The day started in exciting fashion when the Curran brothers, Sam and Tom, took to the practice nets and showed off their formidable batting prowess for the gathered children.
As well as enjoying the sight and sound of two of the country’s best cricketers smashing a cricket ball, the youngsters were then treated to an impromptu Q+A session with legendary player Vikram Solanki.
With the sun beating down on South London, the group were then guided onto the pitch where they would pose for pictures with club mascot Caesar the Lion in front of the Micky Stewart Pavilion.
After stepping in their idol’s footsteps on the famous turf, the Pride would then separate into smaller groups to enjoy the activities laid on by the club.
Tim East, Fan Engagement Manager at Surrey County Cricket Club said: “What a fantastic day hosting our young Pride of Lions members at The Kia Oval.
“We are very proud to welcome everyone here at Surrey and believe that providing a fun, engaging environment for fans of all ages is vital to ensuring the future of the sport.
“We spent the day looking out for potential Surrey stars of the future and are happy to report the county looks to be in good hands!”
All the children in attendance were 2022 Pride of Lions Members, which gives U16s access to all Surrey home matches. The membership also provides a chance to watch Oval Invincibles’ fixtures at the Kia Oval in The Hundred and invitations to events such as this one. Pride of Lions Memberships for 2023 will go on sale next week.