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All the information you need ahead of the LV= County Championship match between Surrey and Essex at The Kia Oval.

DATES

Tuesday 19 July – Friday 22 July

OPENING TIMES

Gates open at 10:00am

SCHEDULE OF PLAY

Start: 11:00am

Lunch: 1:00pm

Tea: 3:40pm

Close: 6:00pm

WEATHER

The weather forecast is predicting very high temperatures for Tuesday 19 July. We encourage all supporters who decide to attend Day One to make use of the many shaded areas within The Kia Oval and to stay hydrated. There are many water fountains located around the ground. Both sun cream and hats are available in the Club Shop, located in the Galadari Stand.

TICKETS

There is still good availability for this fixture. Seating is unreserved and tickets are available for non-Members to buy here. In previous years, you secured a ticket for the match and could use it on any day. You are now required to select exactly which day of the fixture that you would like to attend.

To download your tickets, please follow the below instructions:

  • Log-into your online account
  • Click ‘Order History’ in the navigation on the right of the page
  • Click on ‘See Details’ next to the tickets that you would like to download
  • Click Print next to the ticket that you would like to download.
  • Your ticket(s) will then download

Please note that you do not need to print your tickets. Your tickets can be scanned from your mobile device.

Members can gain access by showing their Membership card at the gate (all Membership categories excluding T20).

Entry is free after Tea on all four days.

MEMBERS’ GUEST VOUCHERS

Members can bring guests by either collecting a Guest Voucher from the Ticket Office (located at the Pavilion End of the ground, next to the Club Shop) or by securing a Guest Voucher(s) online. A guide to doing this can be found here.

Please note, that you can also visit the Ticket Office (located at the Pavilion End of the ground, next to the Club Shop) to collect a physical guest voucher if you would prefer.

  • To download your Members’ Guest Vouchers, please follow the below instructions:
  • Log-into your online account
  • Click ‘Order History’ in the navigation on the right of the page
  • Click on ‘See Details’ next to the tickets that you would like to download
  • Click Print next to the ticket that you would like to download. You can then enter your friends/families name (or leave this as your own name) and click ‘Save and Continue’
  • Your Guest Voucher will then download

Please note that you do not need to print your tickets. Your tickets can be scanned from your mobile device.

COVID 19 PROTOCOLS

No social distancing will be in place but please be respectful of those who choose to wear masks.

SCORECARDS

Scorecards are available from the Micky Stewart Members’ Pavilion reception and the Club Shop on request. These are free of charge.

TRAVEL

By Car
No match-day parking is available at, or in the vicinity, of the ground and we advise all fans to use public transport.

By National Rail

The Kia Oval is located just a ten-minute walk from Vauxhall station, served by South Western Railway trains coming in and out of Waterloo.

By London Underground
Vauxhall Underground station is on the Victoria line, with services every few minutes, and just six minutes walk from the JM Finn Stand End of the ground.

Oval and Kennington Underground stations are both on the Northern line and just a few minutes from the Pavilion End of the ground.

By Bus
Route numbers 36, 185 and 436 stop outside the ground and the following buses stop within a five-minute walk of the Kia Oval: 3, 59, 109, 133, 159, 333. For more information, and to plan your journey to The Kia Oval via the London Underground, click here.

FOOD AND DRINK

A wide selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase. A range of hot and cold food will also be available.

The following areas will be open in the Micky Stewart Members’ Pavilion for Members to access at this fixture: President’s Lounge, Ali Brown Bar, Prince of Wales (Day Three only) Long Room Bar and Cafe, Alcock Room. and Hundred 100s Bar. The 175 Suite and Peter May Terrace bar will also be open to Members.

Non-Members can buy refreshments from the Nip Back Inn, in the concourse of the Galadari Stand. Food will also be available at the Oval Tap, also in the concourse of the Galadari Stand.

Please note that The Kia Oval is a cashless venue and only card payment will be taken.

Members who renewed their Membership prior to 1st March 2022 will have credit applied to their Membership Card and this can be used on Kia Oval owned and operated outlets around the ground.

As this a Category ‘B’ fixture, supporters are permitted to bring their own alcohol into the ground should they wish. There is a limit of 4x cans of beer/cider or one bottle of wine per adult of legal drinking age. No metal cutlery or glass will be admitted into The Kia Oval.

Water fountains are available around the ground or, alternatively, staff at any bar will be able to give you tap water for free.

GROUND MAP

The Kia Oval uses what3words to help fans and visitors find precise locations at the venue, such as gates, ticket office, Club Shop and other key locations. what3words works by assigning every 3m square a unique combination of three words: a what3words address.

We have added some popular locations here for The Kia Oval – find each location by clicking on the link or entering the corresponding 3-word address into the free what3words app:

For more information on how to use what3words, please click here.

ACCESSIBILITY

As we are constantly striving to improve our standards, facilities and attitudes accordingly, we have launched a non-visible disability wristband. This optional wristband will enable fans with a non-visible disability to easily identify themselves to Club staff on match-day, should they need any assistance, without having to give an explanation or the nature of their disability. Staff can then support the individual in the appropriate way.

If you require a wristband, please collect it from Theresa Peters in the Pavilion Reception upon arrival or email accessibility@surreycricket.com and one will be posted to you.

Fans attending with accessible needs can view our access guide here.

FIRST AID

First aid services are provided on-site at every match day at The Kia Oval. If you require first aid assistance whilst at the ground, please contact your nearest steward or go to one of our first aid centres located behind Block A of the JM Finn Stand and between Entrance 32 and 33 of the Bedser Stand.

TOILETS

Toilets are located all around the perimeter of the ground, with baby changing facilities located behind Block 1, 13 and 19 of the JM Finn Stand.

WHAT YOU CAN BRING

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has implemented a ban on the importation of alcohol, glass containers and metal cans. Following close consultation with the Police and Health and Safety advisors, alcohol will not be permitted on the following match-days: Test Match, One-Day International, Vitality Blast and The Hundred.

 

For other match-days, such as LV= Insurance County Championship, Royal London Cup and Surrey Women fixtures, alcohol importation is restricted to a maximum of four 500ml cans of beer/lager or a 750ml plastic container of wine per person. No further alcohol will be permitted on any subsequent re-admission to the ground.

Members and fans are welcome to bring food into the ground on match-days.

PITCH LOCATION

The pitch will be located on the Tenison Gap side of the ground.

REPORTING DISCRIMINATION

We stand against discrimination in all its forms and are committed to ensuring that cricket is a game for everyone. If you have experienced or witnessed discrimination you can report it either direct to the Club at equality@surreycricket.com and/or through the ECB’s website: https://www.ecb.co.uk/reporting-discrimination. Any reports will then be triaged by the ECB and investigated by the relevant cricket organisation.

FAQS

Can I smoke?

There are designated smoking areas around The Kia Oval, located at the back of the stands. Please ask your nearest steward or staff member for directions to any such area. Note: This policy also applies to the use of electronic smoking devices.

 

Do I need to print my ticket, or can I show it on my phone on arrival?

You do not need to print your ticket. As long as you can show the eTicket on your phone, our stewards will be able to scan you in.

 

Is there WiFi available?

WiFi is available free of charge at the Kia Oval. Use ‘_The Cloud’ to gain access.

Where is the nearest cash point?

Please note, a cashless system is in place at all outlets and bars. The nearest cashpoint is outside the Post Office on Kennington Road (5-minute walk from The Kia Oval).

 

Is parking available?

No. Parking is not available on-site at The Kia Oval for this fixture.