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Below is all the information you need ahead of Surrey’s LV= Insurance County Championship match at The Kia Oval against Northamptonshire

DATE

Tuesday 19 September – Friday 22 September

OPENING TIMES

Gates open at 9:30 am

SCHEDULE OF PLAY

Start of play: 10:30 am

Scheduled Lunch: 12:30 pm

Scheduled Tea: 3:10 pm

Scheduled Close: 5:30 pm

UPDATES

The fixture against Northamptonshire will be available to watch via the Surrey Live Stream on YouTube.

Surrey’s social media channels will post regular in-game updates, with highlights and a report being published at the end of each day at kiaoval.com.

TICKETS

Tickets for the match are still on sale, you can purchase tickets here.

The easiest way to access your match day tickets for this match is through The Kia Oval App.

To access your tickets via The Kia Oval App please follow the below instructions:

  1. Download The Kia Oval App through your respective app stores.
  2. Click Log in or sign up to log into your Surrey Ticketing Account – the one used to purchase your tickets.
  3. Click Your Ticket Wallet under the Tickets tab at the bottom of the app.
  4. All of the tickets associated with your account will appear in the ‘Your Tickets’ section of your Ticket Wallet.
  5. Click on the match that your tickets are associated to and all of the ones that you have purchased will appear. If you are sharing tickets with other attendees via the app, please reference the instructions that are listed on the website or app. If you have re-assigned tickets through your ‘Friends and Family’ Network, please read below.

Please note, there is a live fraud-prevention mechanism in place on all tickets for The Kia Oval, and any photographs or screenshots of tickets will not be eligible to gain entry to the ground.

If you have re-assigned tickets to someone on through your ‘Family and Friends’ Network on your Surrey Ticketing Account, they need an active account themselves to view tickets in the app. For the recipient to access the tickets via the app, they need to have created a Surrey Ticketing Account themselves here, and then logged into the app to activate it. The email address used to create the Surrey Ticketing Account must match the one that was used when the tickets were re-assigned.

Alternatively, you are able to download your tickets to your phone to either access as a .PDF or to print.

To download your tickets, please follow the below instructions:

  • Log-into your Surrey Ticketing Account here
  • 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 either from The Kia Oval App, or by accessing your Surrey Ticketing Account and downloading the digital version.

Entry is free after Tea on all four days.

MEMBERS’ ACCESS

This season, Members will be required to scan their Membership cards upon entry and exit to all Members’ areas, including the Micky Stewart Members’ Pavilion. Members are advised to always keep their Membership card with them.

This will be now implemented across all Surrey home fixtures to ensure that the Members are offered the very best experience.

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.

To download your Members’ Guest Vouchers, please follow the below instructions:

  • Log-into your Surrey Ticketing Account here
  • 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.

DAVID STEWART LIBRARY

Every match day in the LV= Insurance County Championship, Members are invited to visit the David Stewart Library, located in the 175 Suite, in the Galadari Stand.

The library is open for Members to use and borrow books, and is run on a honesty ledger. The books that are available to borrow will be in the open cases, and if you wish to borrow a book we kindly ask that you provide your name, Membership number and the title of the book in the ledger provided.

The library book cases will open on the mornings of the match and will close 30 minutes after the end of play.

SCORECARDS

For the 2023 season, in line with our sustainability goals, the Club have decided that there will be a limited number of scorecards available for each day of a domestic fixture. These will continue to be updated prior to each day’s play and there will also be a version available to download and print at home should Members wish to.

Scorecards will be available on a first-come, first-served basis from the Long Room in the Micky Stewart Members’ Pavilion and NOT from the Pavilion Reception.

Physical scorecards will only be available for all LV= Insurance County Championship and One Day Cup fixtures. An updated scorecard will be available to download online for Vitality Blast fixtures after the match has been completed.

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 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.

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.

All food and drink information for Members can be found here.

Non-Members can buy refreshments from the Peter May Pie Shop, under the Galadari Stand.

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

As this is a Category ‘B’ 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.

YOUR SAFETY IN AND AROUND THE GROUND

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 for all LV=Insurance County Championship days.

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.

GROUND MAP

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 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.

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, 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.

PITCH LOCATION

The pitch for the Northamptonshire match is located on the gas holder 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

All of our match day FAQs can be found here.