It’s finally here! After a long, dark winter, the cricket season is upon us once more and many are wanting to know when Surrey will be in action through the month of April.
While we can’t permit fans in yet, our live stream for men’s first XI fixtures will return and we’ll have regular updates of women’s and second XI matches so you never miss any of the key action from the sides representing Surrey.
Here’s a look at the matches each of key teams will play over the next 30 days.
Men’s First XI
It’s a red-ball only start to the 2021 season for our men, who will play eight LV= County Championship fixtures in Group 2 before a white ball is bowled this season.
After three further days of practice against Middlesex at The Kia Oval over Easter Weekend, the competitive action kicks off. We travel to Bristol initially for our first first-class fixture there since 2015 when Ben Foakes hit 140.
Leicestershire are the first visitors to SE11 this season the following week, with every match over this period starting on Thursday and scheduled to end on Sunday. Then comes a trip to Lord’s before we’re back at The Kia Oval in the final week of the month against Hampshire.
2nd – 4th April: Middlesex (Friendly)
8th – 11th April: Gloucestershire (LV= County Championship)
15th – 18th April: Leicestershire (LV= County Championship)
22nd – 25th April: Middlesex (LV= County Championship)
29th April – 2nd May: Hampshire (LV= County Championship)
Women’s First XI
Surrey Women will look to further build on their own successes of 2020 with a full T20 and 50 over programme this summer around the regional programme and peak summer block for The Hundred.
They begin this month with two T20 friendlies in one day on Sunday 18th April at Kent’s Beckenham ground before they face the same side in the same scenario the following week, this time held at Chipstead Cricket Club.
18th April: Kent (T20 Friendly)
25th April: Kent (Vitality Women’s T20)
Men’s Second XI
With the red ball dominating proceedings at first team level early in the season, the 2nd XI programme will follow suit to ensure all players have ample miles in their legs. After one friendly, we’ll play another two sets of four days against Essex & Yorkshire with squads set to be made of a mix of professionals, academy products and players from the Surrey Championship.
12th – 15th April: Hampshire (Friendly)
19th – 22nd April: Essex (2nd XI Championship)
26th – 30th April: Yorkshire (2nd XI Championship)
Players involved elsewhere
The Curran brothers & Jason Roy have remained in India following England’s white-ball tour of the country. Sam will again play for Chennai Super Kings in this year’s IPL while Tom has moved from Rajasthan Royals to Delhi Capitals. Roy was picked as a late replacement for Sunrisers Hyderabad.
April 10: Chennai Super Kings v Delhi Capitals (Mumbai)
April 11: Sunrisers Hyderabad v Kolkata Knight Riders (Chennai)
Wednesday, April 14: Sunrisers Hyderabad v Royal Challengers Bangalore (Chennai)
April 15: Rajasthan Royals v Delhi Capitals (Mumbai)
April 16: Punjab Kings v Chennai Super Kings (Mumbai)
Saturday, April 17: Mumbai Indians v Sunrisers Hyderabad (Chennai)
April 18: Delhi Capitals v Punjab Kings (Mumbai)
April 19: Chennai Super Kings v Rajasthan Royals (Mumbai)
April 20: Delhi Capitals v Mumbai Indians (Chennai)
April 21: Punjab Kings v Sunrisers Hyderabad (Chennai), Kolkata Knight Riders v Chennai Super Kings (Mumbai)
April 25: Chennai Super Kings v Royal Challengers Bangalore (Mumbai), Sunrisers Hyderabad v Delhi Capitals (Chennai)
April 27: Delhi Capitals v Royal Challengers Bangalore (Ahmedabad)
April 28: Chennai Super Kings v Sunrisers Hyderabad (Delhi)
April 29: Delhi Capitals v Kolkata Knight Riders (Ahmedabad)