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The first episode of the brand new podcast, Tales from The Oval, presented by Tom Holland – host of The Rest is History – is launched today (Wednesday May 22nd).

Tales from The Oval is available from all podcast platforms, including Spotify and Apple, and in video form on the Surrey CCC YouTube channel.

Before delving into the incredible history of the ground, which will be the focus of future episodes, the first part explores the ancient history of Kennington and Vauxhall and features an incredible role call of the characters that have populated our part of south London for the last millennium.

Check out the podcast to discover how The Black Prince, charismatic medieval Knights, Charles I, a celebrity highwayman by the name of Jerry Abershaw, a forger called William Badger, the founder of Methodism John Wesley and the Chartists – all played vital and fascinating roles in the history of our community.

Future episodes will be released every Wednesday, with episode 2 – coming on Wednesday May 29th – investigating the history of cricket on Kennington Common, the founding of Surrey CCC and the Club’s glorious successes during the late Victorian period.

The podcast has been produced by Will Lewis for TriNorth on behalf of Surrey County Cricket Club. It will be available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, YouTube and all other major podcast platforms.