Surrey County Cricket Club (SCCC)
To the modern cricket fan, Surrey CCC’s home, the Kia Oval, is most remembered for the finale of the 2005 Ashes – one of the greatest series ever played. Today, the ground is home to all formats of club and international cricket, but it has a rich history.
The Club was formed in 1845 and is one of the most historic sports clubs in the United Kingdom. Away from cricket, some say The Oval is where English team sport was founded. In 1870 the ground hosted the first ever International football match in England – between England and Scotland – and two years later, in 1872, hosted the first ever FA Cup Final between Wanderers and Engineers, won 1-0 by the Wanderers.
The same year, 1872, also saw the ground host the first ever Rugby Union fixture to be played in England, between England and Scotland
Surrey first won the County Championship in 1890 and have since lifted the most prestigious trophy in English domestic cricket nineteen times, most recently in 2002. The club’s most successful period was from 1952 to 1958, when they won the title an unprecedented seven consecutive times.
Since the introduction of One Day and Twenty20 cricket, Surrey have also seen great success in the limited overs game; winning the Benson and Hedges Cup in 1974 and since then have won a further eight limited overs titles, most recently with the Clydesdale Bank 40 in 2011. Surrey were also the first ever holders of the Twenty20 Cup, after winning the title in 2003.
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JM Finn & Co and Surrey CCC
We have been a partner of Surrey CCC at The Oval for more than ten years. Drawn by its historic and iconic venue, the member-owned club offers a great opportunity to place our brand alongside one of English cricket’s leading clubs and reach an ever-increasing audience.
Facts and figures:
- Cumulative In-ground Audience for 2014:
- Test match vs India: 69,710
- IT20 vs Sri Lanka: 21,180
- ODI vs Sri Lanka: 19,584
- Domestic T20: 120,251
- Domestic Cricket (non T20): 47,335
Total audience for 2014: 278, 060
- England internationals played at the Kia Oval drew a global audience of 2.7 billion viewing minutes
- Surrey matches attracted a global audience of 533 million viewing minutes
- There was a total of 430 hours of coverage from international matches played at the Kia Oval during the 2014 season.
- There was a total of 185 hours of coverage of Surrey during the 2014 domestic season.
For further information about Surrey CCC, click here.