CRAZY FOR CRICKET!
Head down to the Kia Oval stadium between 27 May and 1 July to watch T20 cricket! The adrenaline-fuelled game is full of fast bowling and big hits!
Whether you’re cricket crazy, or it’s your first ever match, there’s plenty for everyone to see and do, no matter what your age!
Tickets for all the Kia Oval’s T20 fixtures are available from kiaoval.com U16 tickets are just £1!
Plus, The Kia Oval’s doors will swing open early for a special Family Festival of Cricket on 2 June. Enjoy extra entertainment, interactive games and fun themed food and drink. Yum!
What is T20?
T20 is short for Twenty20. It’s a fun, fast-paced version of regular cricket, with each team bowling just 20 overs instead of the usual 220! That means the game lasts for a few hours (rather than four or five days!) and batters take much bigger risks to gather runs quickly. Expect plenty of balls flying, bats swinging and wickets tumbling!
DID YOU KNOW?
Before the batsmen can be declared ‘out’ in cricket, the fielding team have to shout “Howzat?!” at the umpire!
Meet Caeser the lion
The XBOX Family Zone is a special area where you can take part in competitions and games, plus you can meet the friendly mascot Caesar the Lion and your favourite players for autograph signings!
Check out the T20 home fixtures!
Surrey v Glamorgan – 27th May
Surrey vs Gloucestershire – 31st May
Surrey vs Hampshire Hawks – 2 June
Surrey vs Sussex Sharks – 8 June
Surrey vs Middlesex – 17 June
Surrey vs Somerset – 21 June
Surrey vs Kent Spitfires – 1 July
Join the Pride
Cricket-mad under-16s can join the Pride of Lions membership scheme for just £20! Members will be able to see ALL of Surrey’s home domestic fixtures, including thrilling T20 games! You’ll also receive a membership pack and get invites to activity days and exclusive competitions. Nice!
3 Facts about the Kia Oval!
The Kia Oval in South London has been home to Surrey County Cricket Club since it opened way back in 1845 – that’s when Queen Victoria was still alive, history boffins! But it’s not your average cricket stadium…
1. Prince Charles owns the land that the stadium is built on, so it’s actually rented from him!
2. The ground was home to the UK’s first ever international football matches, the first rugby union matches, and the first ever FA Cup Final!
3. The stadium has also been used as a training ground for American football teams in the NFL!