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Oval Cricket Ground
The Kia Oval
Kennington
London SE11 5SS
TfL Fare Zone 1
  

Two names are synonymous with English cricket – ‘Lords’ and ‘The Oval’. Some visitors to England think they are the same place but this is not so. The Oval is in south London at Kennington whilst Lords Cricket Ground is at St John's Wood near The Regent's Park in North London.

 
The Oval is in fact the home of Surrey County Cricket Club (SCCC) and cricket can be watched here all through the summer months.
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The SCCC was formed in 1845 when the Duchy of Cornwall leased the land at Kennington to the Club. It was such a popular venue that the first cricket Test Match between England and Australia was played there in 1880.
 
Although international cricket teams from all over the world play at The Oval, it is ‘The Ashes’ international test series between England and Australia that are the most popular. Traditionally, the final international test match of the summer is played at the Oval in either August or September each year.
 
Plan Your Day
Guided Tours  
Not a regular feature, but SCCC does announce forthcoming tours on their website (see link below).
 
Disabled Access
 
Contact, Ticketing & Further Information  
 
Getting There
 
The Surrey County Cricket Club website has excellent up to the minute travel information on their website at Web: Getting to the Oval
 
Google Maps - Oval Cricket Ground