The English cricket season has officially begun, and boy are we ready for it!
The Kia Oval in Kennington will be the place to be this summer, welcoming matches aplenty. It is also a highly convenient 10 minute walk from our Kennington pub, The Tommyfield, which is the perfect place to stay if you’re travelling to London for any of the matches or are just after a bolthole nearby.
The Tommyfield sits centrally between Kennington station, Southbank and Waterloo, with plenty of things to do nearby if the other half isn’t quite so into cricket. The six lovely rooms at The Tommyfield all feature Egyptian cotton linen on the king or king-size beds, an HD Freeview television, free wireless internet and the oh-so-important Nespresso machine. And don’t forget, room guests benefit from 50% off food in the pub too.
The Kia Oval will be hosting some great international matches this year, including the Investec Test Matches which are arguably one of the biggest moments in the British summer sporting calendar, with England versus Pakistan from the 11th to 14th August. Matches also include the T20s, County Championships, friendlies and regular games with their resident team, Surrey.
The Kia Oval fixtures:
Wednesday 8th June, Royal London One Day Cup, Surrey v Somerset
Thursday 9th June, NatWest T20 Blast, Surrey v Hampshire (6.30pm start)
Friday 17th June, NatWest T20 Blast, Surrey v Middlesex (6.30pm start)
Sunday 19th June, Specsavers CC 4 Day Match, Surrey v Nottinghamshire
Saturday 25th June, NatWest T20 Blast, Surrey v Essex
Wednesday 29th June, Royal London One Day International, England v Sri Lanka
Friday 8th July, NatWest T20 Blast, Surrey v Somerset (6.30pm start)
Monday 11th July, Specsavers CC 4 Day Match, Yorkshire
Friday 22 July, NatWest T20 Blast, Surrey v Sussex (6.30pm start)
Wednesday 27 July, Royal London One Day Cup, Surrey v Gloucestershire
Friday 29th July, NatWest T20 Blast, Surrey v Kent (6.30pm start)
Monday 1st August, Royal London One Day Cup, Surrey v Glamorgan
Thursday 4th August, WCSL, Surrey Stars v Yorkshire Diamonds (6.30pm start)
Thursday 11th August – Monday 15th August, Investec Test Matches, England v Pakistan
Thursday 23rd August, Specsavers CC 4 Day Match, Surrey v Lancashire
Tuesday 6th August, Specsavers CC 4 Day Match, Surrey v Hampshire