With the 2021 domestic season now in full swing, there’s lots for our players to play for and it’s all set to be a busy May at The Kia Oval and around the country.
Surrey’s senior sides began their competitive campaigns in April with mixed results. With the weather warming up, the cricket continues to come thick and fast. Here we take a look at the matches you can expect this month.
Men’s 1st XI – LV= County Championship
Our men’s side begin the month by ending the ongoing fixture with Hampshire at The Kia Oval. From there, there’s only more and more red-ball cricket to come.
By the end of the month, our position in Group 2 will be much clearer and our expectations for achievements in first-class cricket will be outlined. We’ll have four complete fixtures, meaning just two remain in this first stage of the competition. June then sees focus shift to the Vitality Blast.
Leicestershire, Uptonsteel County Ground, Grace Road – May 6 – 9
Somerset, Taunton – May 13 – 16
Middlesex, The Kia Oval – May 20 – 23
Gloucestershire, The Kia Oval – May 27 – 30
Every Surrey home match will be available to view either on kiaoval.com or Sky Sports this season. Away matches will be streamed by the county hosting the match and shared here where possible.
The best way to get your seat at The Kia Oval when restrictions allow is with a 2021 Membership, starting from £69 for adults and £20 for U16s.
Women’s 1st XI – Vitality County T20
Surrey Women lost their opening matches against Kent in the final weekend of April but will be hoping to bounce back as the county T20 competition progresses through the month.
Hannah Jones’ side enjoyed an incredible 2020, going unbeaten through the London Championship and London Cup.
Essex, Garon Park – May 3
Hampshire, Toton & Eling CC – May 9
Middlesex, Old Whitgiftians CC – May 16
Men’s 2nd XI – Championship & opening T20
With a number of professionals representing the 2nd XI already this season, they will be looking to build up their fitness and prove they’re ready for first team cricket.
It’s also an excellent opportunity for Academy prospects to showcase their talents, as batsman Ben Geddes has done in the early season so far.
Sussex, Hove – May 3 – 6
Hampshire, LSE New Malden, May 17 – 20
Hampshire, Ageas Bowl, May 31, T20
Indian Premier League
Sam Curran, Tom Curran and Jason Roy were scheduled to be busy in the competition this month but this has now been postponed indefinitely.
Next England internationals
Men – Test v New Zealand, June 2 – 6
Women – Test v India, June 16 – 20