Key information for The Big Game

Friday 2nd July 2010

The Big Game
Kent Spitfires v Essex Eagles
The Brit Oval
9 July 2010

As I am sure most of you are aware by now, we are trying something very bold and innovative this season. The club will play a home match against our old rivals Essex Eagles, on Friday 9 July, at the Brit Oval. The iconic Test match venue was the scene of England“s Ashes triumph over Australia in the epic 2009 series.

Below you will find all of the key information:
The game starts at 5.30pm so turnstiles open, as usual – two hours before, at 3.30pm.
Tickets cost £20.00 for adults and £10.00 for children. You can purchase yours by clicking here
BBC Radio Kent will provide radio commentary. Sky are not televising the game.

Media accreditation
Members of the press need to apply for accreditation direct to Surrey. They should email Please do this as soon as possible.

Seating for members
The capacity of the pavilion will be 1,600 on the night. The club has a membership of 4,500 but not everyone will come along. If seats in the pavilion do run out then the roof terrace of the OCS Stand will be used as an alternative overspill. This houses a further 350 spectators. As part of the signed agreement, Surrey members are admitted for free although the take up is likely to be minimal.

In line with Surrey“s policy, no guests are permitted within the pavilion. Should a member wish to sit with his/her guest then they will need to purchase a public area ticket for themselves and their guest/s. The Member may still utilise the pavilion but the guest/s will not be permitted into the pavilion with them.

Guard of honour
Blackheath Cricket Club will provide the guard of honour.

Ticketing and seating arrangements
The Kent members will be situated in the pavilion. The capacity is 1,600, subject to sight screen implications. As per Surrey“s own t20 matches, no guests are permitted into the pavilion. Should a member wish to sit with a guest then he/she will need to purchase a public area ticket for both themselves and their guests. The member can still use the pavilion but not their guest(s).

Disabled access and parking
Wheelchair enclosure tickets can be purchased from the Surrey ticket office. People need to call 0207 820 5700, option one. Wheelchair enclosures are in front of blocks 1, 13, 14 and 20 – subject to wicket location. Blue badge car parking booking is open three weeks prior to a fixture. To book please contact Zoe Blackman; Please apply early because space is very limited and is distributed on a first come first served basis. If you are a blue badge holder in the London Borough of Lambeth, you are entitled to park free of charge on the side streets near the Brit Oval.

Getting to the ground
The Brit Oval is easily accessible from Kent, via a variety of different transport methods. The best suggestion is to use the train.

The ground is situated on the A202, near the junction with the A3 and A24, just south of Vauxhall Bridge and 10 minutes from Victoria and Waterloo.

By underground/rail/bus
By Underground – Take the Northern Line to the Oval tube station. The main entrance to the ground is 100 metres on your left on leaving the station. The ground is also a ten minute walk from Vauxhall tube station, which is on the Victoria line. If you are concerned about the impact of planned engineering works or industrial action on your journey, please consult

By Rail – Take South West Trains to Vauxhall station, which is a ten minute walk from the ground. The station is well served by trains.

By Bus – Route numbers 36, 185 and 436 stop outside the ground and other local services stop around the corner. The following buses set down within a five-minute walk of the ground: 3, 59, 109, 133, 159, and 333. For more information on the buses, please visit