Surrey County Cricket Club can announce that Micky Stewart OBE will attend Day Two of the Surrey v Yorkshire fixture on Wednesday September 21st
It was announced previously that The Kia Oval will be renamed ‘The Micky Stewart Oval’ for the entirety of the Yorkshire fixture, between September 20th and 23rd, in celebration of Micky’s 90th birthday.
The Club can now also confirm that Micky himself will attend The Micky Stewart Oval on September 21st and will be going on to the outfield during the Tea break for a special presentation alongside senior Kia UK and Surrey representatives.
Fans will not be able to access the outfield during Tea on that day and are asked instead to remain in their seats and put their hands together for a true Surrey legend.
Micky has a 75-year association with the club, serving as player, coach, Cricket Manager, and we are excited to celebrate that contribution one week from today.
Upon the announcement of the renaming of the Oval in his honour, Micky said: “When I heard what the club had planned, I was utterly and completely overcome and found it difficult to believe.
“I, myself and my family, will feel exceptionally proud during the final match of the season.”
Micky Stewart OBE had also been expecting to receive the Freedom of the City of London in a ceremony at the Guildhall on September 19th, but due to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral being scheduled for the same day, that has now been postponed with a new date set to be announced shortly.