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A bumper summer of cricket at The Kia Oval kicks off tomorrow as Surrey host Somerset in the Vitality County Championship

Play will get underway at 11:00am, with gates opening at 10:00am every day. Match information for the Somerset match can be found here.

The Kookaburra ball will be used for this match.

There will be free tea and coffee available to members between 10:30am and 11:00am in the reception and new members reception of The Micky Stewart Members Pavilion.


Surrey name a 14-player squad for the visit of Somerset, with Gus Atkinson the only addition from last weekend.

Dan Worrall misses out due to a neck issue, with Conor McKerr missing with a groin injury.


The game will be broadcast live on Surrey’s YouTube channel and the Match Centre. A link to the broadcast will be available at the start of play.

Surrey’s social media channels will provide live updates from The Kia Oval, with updates and clips posted throughout the day.

A written report with highlights and reaction will be available at the end of each day’s play.

A live text commentary section will be available on the Match Centre.


Vitality Blast champions visit the The Kia Oval looking for their first victory against Surrey in first class cricket since their 2019 victory at Guildford.

Over the winter, Tom Abell stood down as captain of the westcountry club – with all-rounder Lewis Gregory taking on the captaincy.

This week, Somerset announced the signing of South African seamer Migael Pretorious. Will Sutherland was the original signing – however injury forced him out of his spell at Taunton.

Australian opening batter Matt Renshaw has returned to the club for his third stint.

Young wicketkeeper batter James Rew impressed throughout 2023 – scoring 1086 runs at an average of 57.15. Lewis Gregory took 34 wickets at an average of 21.55.


Surrey put in one of their most dominating performances of 2023 when they beat Somerset by 10 wickets in Taunton.

Surrey’s bowling attack were on fire – bowling Somerset out for 170 in the first innings. Tom Lawes ripped through the Somerset top-order, taking 4/41.

Tom Latham and Will Jacks both scored 99 as Surrey piled on 368 in response.

Somerset were bowled out for 226 with Jordan Clark taking 4/36, meaning Surrey required 28 runs for victory.

Burns and Sibley got knocked off the target with ease to send Surrey into September top of the table.