Surrey vs Kent pre-season friendly: Match-day information - Kia Oval Skip to main content

Below is all the information you need ahead of Surrey’s pre-season friendly match at The Kia Oval against Kent.


Thursday 28 March – Friday 29 March


Gates open at 10:00 am


Start: 11:00 am

Scheduled Close: 6:00 pm


There is a free gate on both days, meaning supporters do not require tickets or Membership cards to gain entry to the ground. Entry will be through the John Edrich Security Gate on both days.

Seating will only be available in the Micky Stewart Members’ Pavilion and the Bedser Stand.


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 six-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 a six-minute 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.


There will be light refreshments and hot and cold beverages available in the President’s Lounge on both days.

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

For this fixture, supporters are permitted to bring their own alcohol into the ground should they wish. This 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.

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


The Kia Oval takes the safety and security of all guests very seriously and as such, there will be enhanced security measures in place for all our events.

When arriving to the ground by foot, please use the pedestrian crossings at both the Vauxhall and Oval end of the ground as the roads are very busy. If you arrive using TfL’s London Santander Cycles, please ensure that you park them in the allocated docking stations. If you use any other alternative cycle-hire scheme, please also park these in an appropriate position away from the roads.

We strongly advise that all fans arrive to the ground early to avoid any delays in entering. The gates will be open 1 hour prior to the start of play.

Please be aware of the risks of cricket balls entering the stands from the field of play. We ask that all fans stay vigilant of airborne cricket balls whilst in their seat and in the vicinity of the playing field. It is also important for fans to be cautious of ball games when walking around the concourse of the ground, particularly during breaks in play.



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 and one will be posted to you.

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


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

Changing Places accessible toilets are located under the Galadari Stand, next to the Club Shop.


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, One Day 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.

Due to the availability of space, we advise all fans to avoid bringing any large luggage items into the ground. All bags that you bring into the ground must be able to be stored under your seat and kept with you at all times.

A complete list of prohibited items include; alcohol, glass, cans, musical instruments, flares, laser devices, air horns, fireworks, weapons and whistles.


The pitch, where the game will be played, is centrally located.


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 and/or through the ECB’s website: Any reports will then be triaged by the ECB and investigated by the relevant cricket organisation.


All of our match day FAQs can be found here.