More than 50 young Surrey fans enjoyed a fun-filled day of cricket activities at The Kia Oval on Thursday on the Club’s annual Pride of Lions Day.
U16 Members of Surrey County Cricket Club, known as Pride of Lions, were treated to a number of games and different stations that gave them the opportunity to show off their skills and sample the best of our iconic stadium.
After a quiz about cricket and Surrey, the children were split into groups and made their way around the JM Finn Stand’s hospitality suites to try each area.
The mix of boys and girls tried their hand on the speed gun to see how quickly they could bowl, played blow-up cricket pool & ten-pin bowling using a bat instead of a cue or their hands and a green screen photo shoot, with kids able to take home photos of them flying through the air in front of a capacity Kia Oval crowd.
Each attendee then received a bat signed by the entire Surrey squad before eating their lunch and watching the men’s team training ahead of Friday’s Royal London Cup clash with Northamptonshire.
The day was completed with a tour of The Kia Oval, seeing every corner of the world famous ground including our Micky Stewart Members’ Pavilion and brand new Galadari Stand.
With COVID wiping out our ever-popular Family Zone for Vitality Blast fixtures in 2020 and 2021, this was the perfect opportunity for Surrey & South London’s next generation of cricket fans, players and officials to show their love of the game.
All the children in attendance were 2021 Pride of Lions Members, which gives U16s access to all Surrey home matches as well as the invitation to events such as this one. Pride of Lions Memberships for 2022 will go on sale shortly for just £20.