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The Kia Oval, London

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The Oval, currently known for sponsorship reasons as the Kia Oval, is an international cricket ground in Kennington, in the London Borough of Lambeth, South London. The Oval has been the home ground of Surrey County Cricket Club since it was opened in 1845. It was the first ground in England to host international Test cricket in September 1880. The final Test match of the English season is traditionally played there.
In addition to cricket, The Oval has hosted a number of other historically significant sporting events. In 1870, it staged England's first international football match, versus Scotland. It hosted the first FA Cup final in 1872, as well as those between 1874 and 1892. In 1876, it held both the England v Wales and England v Scotland rugby international matches, and in 1877, rugby's first Varsity match. It also hosted the final of the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy.
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  • We came here to watch a 20/20 cricket match between Essex vs Surrey. Tickets we quite cheap costing roughly £30. And we had great seats with cover (if it rained), with a clear view of the field. I was...  more »
  • I went to The Oval with my children twice in 2019, once to see a World Cup match and once to see an Ashes test match. The ground is very near Oval tube station but you often have to queue to get into ...  more »
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  • Had a wonderful day at the Oval Cricket Grounds. Thanks to the staff who were so polite and helpful. Thank you to Kelly Anderson who booked our car parking for my husband is disabled and cannot walk long distances. Will definitely visit again.
  • Excellent days cricket lots of (very similar) eating places on big match day, less so for county days. Not much round about though. Fun, as long as you like cricket.
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