HOME
The Info List - The Oval


--- Advertisement ---



The Oval, currently known for sponsorship reasons as the Kia Oval,[2][3] is an international cricket ground in Kennington, in the London
London
Borough of Lambeth, South London.[4] The Oval
The Oval
has been the home ground of Surrey County Cricket Club
Surrey County Cricket Club
since it was opened in 1845.[5][6][7] It was the first ground in England
England
to host international Test cricket
Test cricket
in September 1880.[8][9] The final Test match of the English season is traditionally played there. In addition to cricket, The Oval
The Oval
has hosted a number of other historically significant sporting events. In 1870, it staged England's first international football match, versus Scotland.[10] It hosted the first FA Cup final
FA Cup final
in 1872,[11][12] as well as those between 1874[13] and 1892.[14] In 1876, it held both the England
England
v Wales
Wales
and England
England
v Scotland
Scotland
rugby international matches, and in 1877, rugby's first Varsity match.[15] It also hosted the final of the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy.

Contents

1 History 2 End names 3 21st-century redevelopment 4 Football

4.1 First international football match 4.2 First FA Cup
FA Cup
final

4.2.1 Results of FA Cup
FA Cup
finals at The Oval

5 Rugby 6 Conferences and events 7 Other events 8 Oval gasometer and gasworks 9 Transport connections 10 See also 11 References 12 External links

History[edit]

The clock by the Members' entrance.

The Oval
The Oval
is built on part of the former Kennington
Kennington
Common. Cricket matches were played on the common throughout the early 18th century. The earliest recorded first-class match was the London
London
v Dartford match on 18 June 1724.[16] However, as the common was also used regularly for public executions of those convicted at the Surrey Assizes (it was the south London
London
equivalent of Tyburn), cricket matches had moved away to the Artillery Ground
Artillery Ground
by the 1740s. Kennington
Kennington
Common was eventually enclosed in the mid 19th century under a scheme sponsored by the Royal Family. In 1844, the site of the Kennington
Kennington
Oval was a market garden[17] owned by the Duchy of Cornwall.[18][19] The Duchy was willing to lease the land for the purpose of a cricket ground, and on 10 March 1845 the first lease, which the club later assumed, was issued to Mr. William Houghton (then president of the progenitor Montpelier Cricket Club) by the Otter Trustees who held the land from the Duchy "to convert it into a subscription cricket ground",[20] for 31 years at a rent of £120 per annum[21] plus taxes amounting to £20.[22] The original contract for turfing The Oval
The Oval
cost £300;[21] the 10,000 grass turfs came from Tooting Common and were laid in the Spring of 1845[19][20] allowing for the first cricket match to be played in May 1845. Hence, Surrey County Cricket Club
Surrey County Cricket Club
(SCCC) was established in 1845.[5][20][23][24] The popularity of the ground was immediate and the strength of the SCCC grew. On 3 May 1875 the club acquired the remainder of the leasehold for a further term of 31 years from the Otter Trustees for the sum of £2,800.[25] In 1868, 20,000 spectators gathered at The Oval
The Oval
for the first game of the 1868 Aboriginal cricket tour of England, the first tour of England by any foreign side.[26] Thanks to C.W. Alcock, the Secretary of Surrey from 1872 to 1907,[27] the first Test match in England
England
was played at The Oval
The Oval
in 1880 between England
England
and Australia. The Oval, thereby, became the second ground to stage a Test, after Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).[28] In 1882, Australia won the Test by seven runs within two days. The Sporting Times
The Sporting Times
printed a mocking obituary notice[29] for English cricket, which led to the creation of the Ashes trophy, which is still contested whenever England
England
plays Australia.[30] The first Test double century was scored at The Oval
The Oval
in 1884 by Australia's Billy Murdoch.[31] Surrey's ground is noted as having the first artificial lighting at a sports arena, in the form of gas-lamps, dating to 1889.[32] The current pavilion was completed in time for the 1898 season.[21][33] In 1907, South Africa became the 2nd visiting Test team to play a Test match at the ground. In 1928, the West Indies played its first Test match at The Oval, followed by New Zealand in 1931. In 1936, India became the fifth foreign visiting Test side to play at The Oval, followed by Pakistan
Pakistan
in 1954 and Sri Lanka in 1998.[34] Zimbabwe and Bangladesh have yet to play a Test match at The Oval.[35][36]

Cricket, WG Grace, 1891– Kennington
Kennington
Oval

The Oval
The Oval
is referenced by the poet Philip Larkin
Philip Larkin
in his poem about the First World War, "MCMXIV".[37] During World War II, The Oval
The Oval
was requisitioned. Initially, it housed searchlights. It was then turned into a prisoner-of-war camp, which was intended to hold enemy parachutists. However, since they never came, The Oval
The Oval
was never used for this purpose.[38] The first One Day International
One Day International
match at this venue was played on 7 September 1973 between England
England
and West Indies.[39] It hosted matches of the 1975, 1979, 1983, and 1999 World Cups.[40] It also hosted five of the fifteen matches in the 2004 ICC Champions Trophy, including the final.[41] The Oval
The Oval
once held the record for the largest playing area of any Test venue in the world. That record has since been surpassed by Gaddafi Stadium
Gaddafi Stadium
in Pakistan, although The Oval
The Oval
remains the largest in Great Britain. Billionaire Paul Getty, who had a great affinity for cricket and was at one time SCCC President, built a replica of The Oval
The Oval
on his Wormsley Park
Wormsley Park
estate.[42] The famous gasholders just outside the ground were built around 1853.[43] With the gasholders now disused, there has been much speculation as to whether they should be demolished; however, many believe they are an integral part of The Oval's landscape and, therefore, their future looks secure.[44] On 20 August 2006 at this ground for the first time a team forfeited a test match. Pakistan
Pakistan
were upset after Darrell Hair docked them five runs and changed the ball after claiming they had tampered with it on the fourth day of the final Test at The Oval. Pakistan
Pakistan
debated the matter at tea and refused to come out for the final session. By the time they decided to resume, the umpires had called time and awarded the game to England.[45][46] The Oval
The Oval
hosted its hundredth Test, against South Africa, on 27 July, 2017, becoming the fourth Test venue after Lord's, MCG and SCG to do so.[47] Moeen Ali
Moeen Ali
also became the first player to ever take a Test hat-trick at The Oval, bowling out South Africa in the second innings to win the match.[citation needed] In Tests, the highest team score is 903/7 dec by English national cricket team against Australia national cricket team
Australia national cricket team
on 20 Aug, 1938. The leading run scorers are Len Hutton - 1521 runs, Graham Gooch
Graham Gooch
- 1097 runs and Alastair Cook
Alastair Cook
- 999 runs. The leading wicket takers are Ian Botham
Ian Botham
- 52 wickets, Derek Underwood
Derek Underwood
- 45 wickets and Jim Laker
Jim Laker
- 40 wickets. In ODIs, the highest team score is 398/5 by New Zealand national cricket team against English national cricket team
English national cricket team
on 12 Jun, 2015. The leading run scorers are Marcus Trescothick
Marcus Trescothick
- 528 runs, Eoin Morgan - 485 runs and Ian Bell
Ian Bell
- 473 runs. The leading wicket takers are James Anderson - 30 wickets, Darren Gough
Darren Gough
- 13 wickets and Andrew Flintoff - 12 wickets. End names[edit] The north-western end of The Oval
The Oval
is known as the Vauxhall
Vauxhall
End, as it is nearer to the district of Vauxhall
Vauxhall
and its railway station.[48][49] The opposite end (south-east) is known as the Pavilion
Pavilion
End as it is the location of the Members' Pavilion.[48] 21st-century redevelopment[edit]

Surrey v Yorkshire (OCS stand in background)

At the end of the 2002 cricket season, Surrey started redeveloping the Vauxhall
Vauxhall
End.[50] The development included demolishing the outdated Surridge, Fender, Jardine, and Peter May north stands, and creating in their place a single four-tier grandstand, currently known as the OCS stand,[51] as it is sponsored by Outsourced Client Solutions International Facilities Management Services. This work was completed in May 2005 and increased ground capacity to around 23,000.[52] In January 2007, Surrey CCC, announced plans to increase capacity by a further 2,000 seats, this time by redeveloping the Pavilion
Pavilion
End. The Lock, Laker, and Peter May south stands were to be replaced by a new stand, which would have a hotel backing on to it.[53] The Surrey Tavern at the entrance to the ground would be demolished, and a new pedestrian plaza would be created in its place, improving access to the ground and opening up views of the historic pavilion.[53] These plans were delayed by objections raised by the Health & Safety Executive as the ground is close to a gasometer. Planning permission was eventually granted, but not before the credit crunch struck, as a result of which the plans were not proceeded with. In 2009, four masts of semi-permanent telescopic floodlights costing £3.7m were installed for use in late-day through evening matches.[54] The floodlights were especially designed to comply with strict residential planning regulations to lessen their visual impact and any light overspill to residents, as well as to improve the game experience within the ground by reducing excess glare that can affect players, umpires, broadcasters and spectators. Precision reflector systems were fitted for tight beam control to decrease overspill and direct light only where needed. Each mast was made extendable to a maximum height of 47.6 metres (156 ft) and, when not in use, retractable to 30 m (98 ft). At the end of each season, all four masts can be removed and stored away.[55][56][57] After the 2013 season, a new project was started to add 'wings' to either side of the OCS Stand at the Vauxhall
Vauxhall
End of the ground. The development was finished in time for the start of the 2014 season. Each 'wing' added 500 seats, increasing the capacity from 23,500 to 24,500.[58] In September 2015, the Peter May and Tony Lock
Tony Lock
stands were demolished, to be replaced by a single new and much larger stand named after Peter May. May led Surrey to their sixth and seventh consecutive County Championships in 1957 and 1958 and also captained England
England
from 1955 to 1961, winning the Ashes in 1956. Construction of the new stand, which cost around £10m, began in September 2015. It officially opened on 15 May 2016, increasing the capacity of the ground by 1,300 seats to 25,300.[59] Following the demolition of the Tony Lock
Tony Lock
stand, the club renamed the Laker Stand as the Lock/Laker Stand, continuing to honour the contribution made by the spin partnership of Tony Lock
Tony Lock
and Jim Laker, who collectively took 3,108 wickets for the club.[60] Football[edit] The Oval
The Oval
was also an important site in the historical development of football, before a separate national stadium was constructed specifically for the sport. Football had been played in this part of London
London
for many years prior to the inauguration of The Oval: "The Gymnastic Society", arguably the world's first football club, met regularly at Kennington
Kennington
Common during the second half of the eighteenth century to play the game.[61] Between 1950 and 1963 amateur club Corinthian Casuals played at The Oval,[62] with the pitch at the Vauxhall
Vauxhall
End.[63] First international football match[edit] See also: England
England
v Scotland
Scotland
representative football matches (1870–72) The Oval
The Oval
was the venue for the first ever international football match on 5 March 1870, England
England
against Scotland, organised by The Football Association.[64][65] The game resulted in a 1–1 draw. Similar international matches between England
England
and Scotland
Scotland
took place at The Oval until February 1872. On 8 March 1873, the England
England
national team beat Scotland
Scotland
4–2 in the first officially recognized international match played in England. England
England
would continue to play occasionally at The Oval
The Oval
until 1889.[66]

Scores and results list England's goal tally first.

Date Result Opponent Competition Winner

5 March 1870 1–1 Scotland Friendly (unofficial) Draw

19 November 1870 1–0 Scotland Friendly (unofficial)

25 February 1871 1–1 Scotland Friendly (unofficial) Draw

17 November 1871 2–1 Scotland Friendly (unofficial)

24 February 1872 1–0 Scotland Friendly (unofficial)

8 March 1873 4–2 Scotland Friendly

6 March 1875 2–2 Scotland Friendly Draw

3 March 1877 1–3 Scotland Friendly

19 January 1879 2–1 Wales Friendly

5 April 1879 5–4 Scotland Friendly

12 March 1881 1–6 Scotland Friendly

3 February 1883 5–0 Wales Friendly

21 March 1885 1–1 Scotland Home International Draw

26 February 1887 4–0 Wales Home International

13 April 1889 2–3 Scotland Home International

First FA Cup
FA Cup
final[edit] On 16 March 1872, The Wanderers beat the Royal Engineers 1–0 to win the first ever FA Cup. This final was notable for the Engineers' modern footballing style of teamwork rather than individual play.[67] C. W. Alcock, Secretary of The Football Association, was the prime mover of the competition. He had just become Secretary of Surrey so that The Oval
The Oval
was the natural choice of venue for the final. Alcock also captained the successful Wanderers side. The Oval
The Oval
hosted all subsequent FA Cup
FA Cup
finals (1873 excluded) up until 1892. The Oval
The Oval
is one of two grounds ( Bramall Lane
Bramall Lane
in Sheffield
Sheffield
being the other) to have staged both England
England
football and cricket internationals, and also FA Cup
FA Cup
finals. The Oval
The Oval
also hosted the second ever Rugby Union
Rugby Union
international between England
England
and Scotland
Scotland
in 1872 (the first was hosted at Raeburn Place
Raeburn Place
a year earlier). Results of FA Cup
FA Cup
finals at The Oval[edit]

Year Attendance Winner

Runner-up

Notes

1872 2,000 Wanderers 1 Royal Engineers 0

1874 2,000 Oxford University 2 Royal Engineers 0

1875 3,000 Royal Engineers 1 Old Etonians 1

Replay 3,000 Royal Engineers 2 Old Etonians 0

1876 3,500 Wanderers 1 Old Etonians 1

Replay 1,500 Wanderers 3 Old Etonians 0

1877 3,000 Wanderers 2 Oxford University 1

1878 4,500 Wanderers 3 Royal Engineers 1

1879 5,000 Old Etonians 1 Clapham
Clapham
Rovers 0

1880 6,000 Clapham
Clapham
Rovers 1 Oxford University 0

1881 4,500 Old Carthusians 3 Old Etonians 0

1882 6,500 Old Etonians 1 Blackburn Rovers 0

1883 8,000 Blackburn Olympic 2 Old Etonians 1

1884 12,000 Blackburn Rovers 2 Queen's Park 1

1885 12,500 Blackburn Rovers 2 Queen's Park 0

1886 15,000 Blackburn Rovers 0 West Bromwich Albion 0 2–0 in the replay at the Racecourse Ground, Derby

1887 15,500 Aston Villa 2 West Bromwich Albion 0

1888 19,000 West Bromwich Albion 2 Preston North End 1

1889 22,000 Preston North End 3 Wolverhampton Wanderers 0

1890 20,000 Blackburn Rovers 6 Sheffield
Sheffield
Wednesday 1

1891 23,000 Blackburn Rovers 3 Notts County 1

1892 32,810 West Bromwich Albion 3 Aston Villa 0

Rugby[edit]

An illustration of an 1872 England
England
vs Scotland
Scotland
rugby match. The background right shows the distinctive gas holder of The Oval

Between 1872 and 1879, The Oval
The Oval
held seven full cap international rugby union matches, as follows:

Date Competition Home team Away team

5 February 1872

 England 1G  Scotland 2G

23 February 1874

 England 1G  Scotland 0G

15 February 1875

 England 2G  Ireland 0G

6 March 1876

 England 1G  Scotland 0G

5 February 1877 1877 Home Nations Championship  England 2G  Ireland 0G

4 March 1878 1878 Home Nations Championship  England 0G  Scotland 0G

24 March 1879 1879 Home Nations Championship  England 3G  Ireland 0G

On Wednesday 3 March 1875, The Oval
The Oval
held the final of the United Hospitals Challenge Cup, the oldest rugby union cup competition in the world. Conferences and events[edit] As well as being an international sporting venue, The Oval
The Oval
has a conference and events business. The Corinthian Roof Terrace built on the OCS Stand in 2013 features panoramic views of the London
London
skyline. Other events[edit] The ground has also hosted other events, including hockey fixtures and concerts. The Oval
The Oval
has hosted exhibition matches for Australian rules football. The first such match was held between Carlton and a team of All-Stars in 1972.[68] In 2005, a record crowd for Australian rules football
Australian rules football
in England
England
(18,884) saw the Fremantle Dockers defeat the West Coast Eagles. In 2012, approximately 10,000 attended a post-season exhibition match between Port Adelaide and the Western Bulldogs, which Port Adelaide won by 1 point.[69] In October 2011, the ground served as the practice facility for the NFL's Chicago Bears.[citation needed] Oval gasometer and gasworks[edit] Further information: The Oval
The Oval
Gasholders A nearby Victorian gasometer has been a feature of the view from the ground since the 1800s. A movement to preserve iconic gasometers across Britain has emerged in recent years with the one visible from The Oval
The Oval
often cited as a landmark example. The skeletal but decorative structure is a landmark in the area and has become part of The Oval's history and allure. The famed cricket commentator Henry Blofeld once said in a broadcast, "As the bowler runs in, it’s so quiet you can hear the creak of the gasometer." When plans to demolish the aging structure were announced in 2013, he stated: “In comparison, pulling down the Victoria Memorial in front of Buckingham Palace would be child’s play.”[70] Transport connections[edit]

Service Station/Stop Lines/Routes served Distance

London
London
Buses Oval Station 36, 185, 436 100 metres (330 ft)

Camberwell New Road 155, 333 200 metres (660 ft)[71]

Oval Station 155, 333 190 metres (620 ft)[72]

London
London
Underground Oval

190 metres (620 ft)

Vauxhall

850 metres (2,790 ft)[73]

National Rail
National Rail
South Western Railway

See also[edit]

Cricket portal

List of international cricket centuries at the Oval Archbishop Tenison's Church of England
England
School – a historic school located next to the ground, often used as a vantage point for TV cameras and crews Gasworks Gallery, next to the ground History of Test cricket
Test cricket
from 1877 to 1883 History of Test cricket
Test cricket
from 1884 to 1889 History of Test cricket
Test cricket
from 1890 to 1900 List of cricket grounds in England
England
and Wales List of Test cricket
Test cricket
grounds

References[edit]

^ "KIA OVAL PLANS TO EXPAND TO 40,000". 8 June 2017.  ^ "Surrey unveil Kia deal – Domestic – News Archive – ECB". www.ecb.co.uk. Retrieved 26 June 2016.  ^ "The Kia Oval & Surrey County Cricket Club
Surrey County Cricket Club
Kia Motors UK". www.kia.co.uk. Retrieved 7 June 2016.  ^ "The Kia Oval". visitlondon.com. Retrieved 7 June 2016.  ^ a b "Archive / History – Kia Oval". The History Of Surrey County Cricket Club Club and Ground History Kia Oval. Retrieved 7 June 2016.  ^ "Kennington: Introduction and the demesne lands British History Online". www.british-history.ac.uk. p. 14. Retrieved 26 June 2016.  ^ "Kennington: Introduction and the demesne lands British History Online". www.british-history.ac.uk. p. 20. Retrieved 26 June 2016.  ^ "Test Cricket Tours – Australia to England
England
1930". test-cricket-tours.co.uk. Retrieved 7 June 2016.  ^ " Kennington
Kennington
Oval England
England
Cricket Grounds ESPN Cricinfo". Cricinfo. Retrieved 26 June 2016.  ^ Department, Guardian Research (13 May 2011). "5 March 1870: England v Scotland
Scotland
at The Oval". the Guardian. Retrieved 7 June 2016.  ^ " FA Cup
FA Cup
Final Anniversary – Kia Oval". Kia Oval. 16 March 2012. Retrieved 26 June 2016.  ^ " FA Cup
FA Cup
Final Anniversary – Kia Oval". Kia Oval. 16 March 2012. Retrieved 7 June 2016.  ^ " England
England
– FA Challenge Cup 1873–1874". www.rsssf.com. Retrieved 26 June 2016.  ^ " England
England
– FA Challenge Cup 1891–1892". www.rsssf.com. Retrieved 26 June 2016.  ^ " Kennington
Kennington
Oval England
England
Cricket Grounds ESPN Cricinfo". Cricinfo. Retrieved 7 June 2016.  ^ Classification of cricket matches from 1697 to 1825 ^ " The Oval
The Oval
Kennington: Introduction and the demesne lands British History Online". www.british-history.ac.uk. At para 18. Archived from the original on 4 September 2016. Retrieved 26 June 2016.  ^ " London
London
The Duchy of Cornwall". At para 5. Retrieved 26 June 2016.  ^ a b "Before The Beehive The Montpellier Tea Gardens, Walworth". - History www.thebeehivepub.london. At para 14 (Last paragraph). Retrieved 7 June 2016.  ^ a b c " The Oval
The Oval
Kennington: Introduction and the demesne lands British History Online". www.british-history.ac.uk. At para 19. Retrieved 26 June 2016.  ^ a b c "Oval Cricket Ground". vauxhallhistory.org. At para 1. Retrieved 27 June 2016.  ^ Montgomery, Henry Hutchinson (1889). "The History of Kennington
Kennington
and Its Neighborhood: With Chapters on Cricket Past and Present". p. 173. Retrieved 4 September 2016.  ^ " The Oval
The Oval
Kennington: Introduction and the demesne lands British History Online". www.british-history.ac.uk. At para 20. Retrieved 26 June 2016.  ^ "Hundred years of Surrey cricket". At " The Oval
The Oval
in 1845", paras 2- 4. Retrieved 27 June 2016.  ^ " The Oval
The Oval
Kennington: Introduction and the demesne lands British History Online". www.british-history.ac.uk. Paras 20- 22. Retrieved 26 June 2016.  ^ "National Museum of Australia – Aboriginal cricket team". www.nma.gov.au. Retrieved 7 June 2016.  ^ " England
England
Players – Charlie Alcock". www.englandfootballonline.com. Retrieved 7 June 2016.  ^ Cantrell, John (2013). Farokh Engineer From the Far Pavilion. Google Books: The History Press. ISBN 0750952539.  ^ "Rise of the Ashes". Retrieved 27 June 2016. An Affectionate Remembrance of English Cricket Which Died At The Oval
The Oval
On 29 August 1882...   ^ "A short history of the Ashes". Cricinfo. Retrieved 7 June 2016.  ^ Morris, Christopher. Murdoch, William Lloyd (Billy) (1854–1911). Canberra: National Centre of Biography, Australian National University.  ^ Cricket's Strangest Matches, page 34, ISBN 1-86105-293-6 ^ [1] Archived 1 July 2007 at the Wayback Machine. ^ "Cricinfo – Test Matches – Complete List". static.espncricinfo.com. Retrieved 27 June 2016.  ^ "Records / Test matches / Team records / List of series results". ESPN Cricinfo. Find and open "Zimbabwe in England". Retrieved 27 June 2016.  ^ "Records / Test matches / Team records / List of series results". ESPN Cricinfo. Find and open "Bangladesh in England". Retrieved 27 June 2016.  ^ "As if they were stretched outside The Oval
The Oval
or Villa Park..." Philip Larkin, "MCMXIV". ^ David Lemmon, The History of Surrey County Cricket Club, Christopher Helm, 1989, ISBN 0-7470-2010-8, p197. ^ "Cricinfo – ODI Matches – Complete List". static.espncricinfo.com. Retrieved 27 June 2016.  ^ "HowSTAT! World Cup Match List by Country". www.howstat.com.au. Retrieved 27 June 2016.  ^ "ICC CHAMPIONS TROPHY (2004)". Results Global ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 27 June 2016.  ^ "[Deathwatch] John Paul Getty
Paul Getty
II, billionaire, 70". Slick.org. 17 April 2003. Retrieved 11 November 2013.  ^ "End of an innings: Time called on Oval landmark". Telegraph.co.uk. Retrieved 7 June 2016.  ^ "Listed status for The Oval's Victorian gasholder – BBC News". BBC News. Retrieved 7 June 2016.  ^ "Inzamam charged by ICC". The Guardian. 21 August 2006.  ^ "Cricinfo – As the chaos unfolded". Content-uk.cricinfo.com. Retrieved 18 August 2014.  ^ Ahmed, Qamar (2017-07-27). " The Oval
The Oval
stages its 100th Test". DAWN.COM. Retrieved 2017-07-31.  ^ a b "Ground Map – Kia Oval". Kia Oval. Retrieved 7 June 2016.  ^ "Getting To The Kia Oval – Kia Oval". Kia Oval. Retrieved 7 June 2016.  ^ Wright, Graeme (2011). Behind the Boundary: Cricket at a Crossroads. Google Books: A&C Black. p. 110. ISBN 1408165120.  ^ "Kia Oval POPULOUS". POPULOUS. Retrieved 7 June 2016.  ^ "Populous". Retrieved 29 July 2016.  ^ a b "Surrey unveil new plans for Oval". BBC. 18 January 2007. Retrieved 7 June 2016.  ^ "Oval gets all clear for permanent floodlights". Cricinfo. Retrieved 7 June 2016.  ^ " Lord's
Lord's
and Oval to get telescopic floodlights". Retrieved 1 July 2016.  ^ "The Brit Oval, UK – Case study". www.abacuslighting.com. Retrieved 7 June 2016.  ^ "Floodlighting Lord's
Lord's
cricket ground". Building. Retrieved 7 June 2016. (Subscription required (help)).  ^ "OCS Stand Construction Update – Kia Oval". Kia Oval. 11 October 2013. Retrieved 7 June 2016.  ^ "New Peter May Stand To Be Built This Winter – Kia Oval". Kia Oval. 5 August 2015. Retrieved 7 June 2016.  ^ "Surrey Announce Kia Oval Redevelopment – Kia Oval". Kia Oval. 13 August 2015. Retrieved 7 June 2016.  ^ Football The First Hundred Years: The Untold Story by Adrian Harvey, Routledge 2005, page 54 ^ Football grounds Corinthian-Casuals F.C. ^ Corinthian-Casuals Pyramid Passion ^ "When and where was the first football match held?". The Times of India. Retrieved 11 November 2013.  ^ "A Sporting Nation – The first international football match". BBC. Retrieved 11 November 2013.  ^ When Saturday Comes: The Half Decent Football Book. Google Books: Penguin UK. 2006. ISBN 0141927038.  ^ "Details of the 1872 FA Cup
FA Cup
Final" (PDF). Innotts.co.uk. Retrieved 11 November 2013.  ^ Brown, Alf (30 October 1972). "Carlton won match, but not the English". The Herald. Melbourne. p. 24.  ^ "Port Adelaide wins AFL exhibition game against Western Bulldogs
Western Bulldogs
in London". News.com.au. 4 November 2012.  ^ Sean O'Hagan, Gasworks wonders…, The Guardian, 14 June 2015. ^ "Stop N to Lockwood House – Google Maps". Maps.google.co.uk. 1 January 1970. Retrieved 11 November 2013.  ^ "Stop Q to Kennington
Kennington
Oval – Google Maps". Maps.google.co.uk. 1 January 1970. Retrieved 11 November 2013.  ^ "S Lambeth
Lambeth
Pl to Kennington
Kennington
Oval – Google Maps". Maps.google.co.uk. 1 January 1970. Retrieved 11 November 2013. 

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to The Oval
The Oval
cricket ground, London.

Surrey Cricket web site Cricinfo page on The Oval Aerial view of The Oval
The Oval
at Google Maps Annotated aerial photograph Images of The Oval

Preceded by none FA Cup Final Venue 1872 Succeeded by Lillie Bridge London

Preceded by Lillie Bridge London FA Cup Final Venue 1874–1892 Succeeded by Fallowfield Manchester

v t e

Surrey County Cricket Club

Surrey County Cricket Club Surrey Women

Players

List of players Current squad

Grounds

Current grounds

The Oval Woodbridge Road Whitgift School

Previous grounds

British Aerospace Company Ground Kenton Court Meadow Hawker's Sports Ground St John's School Broadwater Park Metropolitan Police Sports Club Ground Reigate Priory Cricket Club Ground Cheam Road Charterhouse School Decca Sports Ground Hurst Park Club Ground Recreation Ground

Other personnel

List of captains List of presidents

Records

First-class List A Twenty20

Seasons

2005

v t e

Test cricket
Test cricket
grounds in England
England
and Wales

Current Test grounds:

The Oval
The Oval
(1880) Old Trafford (1884) Lord's
Lord's
(1884) Trent Bridge
Trent Bridge
(1899) Headingley (1899) Edgbaston (1902) Riverside (2003) Sophia Gardens (2009) Rose Bowl (2011)

Former Test grounds:

Bramall Lane
Bramall Lane
(1902)

Parentheses denote year of first Test match

v t e

London
London
Borough of Lambeth

Districts

Brixton Clapham Clapham
Clapham
Park Crystal Palace Gipsy Hill Grange Mills Herne Hill Kennington Knight's Hill Lambeth Loughborough Junction Norbury Oval South Bank South Lambeth Stockwell Streatham Streatham
Streatham
Vale Tulse Hill Upper Norwood Vauxhall Waterloo West Dulwich West Norwood

Attractions

Ashby's Mill BFI Southbank Black Cultural Archives The Chocolate Museum Garden Museum Florence Nightingale Museum Imperial War Museum Lambeth
Lambeth
Archives Lambeth
Lambeth
Palace London
London
County Hall London
London
Eye Lower Marsh Market The Old Vic Oval Cricket Ground Ovalhouse Sea Life London
London
Aquarium South Bank Southbank Centre

Royal National Theatre BFI Southbank Royal Festival Hall Queen Elizabeth Hall Purcell Room Hayward

South London
London
Theatre White Bear Theatre Young Vic

Bridges

Hungerford Lambeth Westminster Vauxhall Waterloo

Parks and open spaces

Archbishop's Park Brockwell Park Clapham
Clapham
Common Jubilee Gardens Kennington
Kennington
Park Larkhall Park Loughborough Junction Mostyn Gardens Myatt's Fields Park Norbury
Norbury
Park Norwood Park Pedlar's Park Ruskin Park Streatham
Streatham
Common Streatham
Streatham
Vale Park Vauxhall
Vauxhall
Park Vauxhall
Vauxhall
Spring Gardens

Constituencies

Streatham Vauxhall Dulwich and West Norwood

Tube, rail, and riverboat stations

Brixton

rail tube

Clapham
Clapham
Common Clapham
Clapham
North Clapham
Clapham
High Street Gipsy Hill Herne Hill Lambeth
Lambeth
North Loughborough Junction Norbury
Norbury
railway station Oval Stockwell Streatham Streatham
Streatham
Common Streatham
Streatham
Hill Tulse Hill Vauxhall Wandsworth Road Waterloo Waterloo East West Norwood

Other topics

Council Grade I and II* listed buildings People Public art Schools The Lambeth
Lambeth
Walk

v t e

London
London
landmarks

Buildings and structures

Bridges

Albert Bridge Blackfriars Bridge Hungerford Bridge and Golden Jubilee Bridges Lambeth
Lambeth
Bridge London
London
Bridge Millennium Footbridge Southwark Bridge Tower Bridge Vauxhall
Vauxhall
Bridge Waterloo Bridge Westminster Bridge

Entertainment venues

Cinemas

Empire, Leicester Square BFI IMAX Odeon, Leicester Square

Football stadia

Wembley Stadium
Wembley Stadium
(national stadium) Craven Cottage
Craven Cottage
(Fulham) The Den
The Den
(Millwall) Emirates Stadium
Emirates Stadium
(Arsenal) Loftus Road
Loftus Road
(Queens Park Rangers) London
London
Stadium (West Ham United) Selhurst Park
Selhurst Park
(Crystal Palace) Stamford Bridge (Chelsea) The Valley (Charlton Athletic) White Hart Lane
White Hart Lane
(Tottenham Hotspur)

Other major sports venues

All England
England
Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club The Championship Course
The Championship Course
(rowing) Crystal Palace National Sports Centre Lord's
Lord's
(cricket) Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park The Oval
The Oval
(cricket) Twickenham Stadium
Twickenham Stadium
(rugby)

Theatres

Adelphi Apollo Victoria Coliseum Criterion Dominion Lyceum Old Vic Palladium Royal National Theatre Royal Opera House Shakespeare's Globe Theatre Royal, Drury Lane Theatre Royal Haymarket Vaudeville

Other

Alexandra Palace Brixton
Brixton
Academy ExCeL Hammersmith Apollo O2 Arena Royal Albert Hall Royal Festival Hall Wembley Arena

Government

10 Downing Street Admiralty Arch Bank of England City Hall County Hall Guildhall Horse Guards Mansion House National Archives Old Bailey Palace of Westminster Royal Courts of Justice Scotland
Scotland
Yard SIS Building

Museums and galleries

British Museum Cutty Sark Golden Hinde HMS Belfast Imperial War Museum Madame Tussauds Museum of London National Gallery National Maritime Museum Natural History Museum Royal Academy of Arts Royal Observatory Science Museum Tate Britain Tate Modern Tower of London Victoria and Albert Museum

Places of worship

All Hallows-by-the-Tower BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir Bevis Marks Synagogue Methodist Central Hall Regent's Park
Regent's Park
Mosque St Martin-in-the-Fields St Mary-le-Bow St Paul's Cathedral Southwark Cathedral Westminster Abbey Westminster Cathedral

Retailing

Shops

Fortnum & Mason Hamleys Harrods Liberty Peter Jones Selfridges

Shopping centres and markets

Borough Market Brent Cross Burlington Arcade Kensington Arcade Leadenhall Market The Mall Wood Green One New Change Petticoat Lane Market Royal Exchange Westfield London Westfield Stratford City

Royal buildings

Partly occupied by the Royal Family

Buckingham Palace Clarence House Kensington Palace St James's Palace

Unoccupied

Banqueting House Hampton Court Palace Kew Palace The Queen's Gallery Royal Mews, Buckingham Palace

Skyscrapers

Broadgate Tower 1 Canada Square 8 Canada Square 25 Canada Square 1 Churchill Place 20 Fenchurch Street Heron Tower Leadenhall Building The Shard St George Wharf Tower 30 St Mary Axe Tower 42

Structures

Albert Memorial ArcelorMittal Orbit Big Ben Cleopatra's Needle Crystal Palace transmitting station London
London
Eye London
London
Wall Marble Arch The Monument Nelson's Column Shaftesbury Memorial Fountain
Shaftesbury Memorial Fountain
("Eros") Thames Barrier Wellington Arch

Transport

City Airport Heathrow Airport Charing Cross station Clapham
Clapham
Junction station Euston station King's Cross station Liverpool Street station London
London
Bridge station Paddington station St Pancras station Stratford station Victoria station Waterloo station Victoria Coach Station Emirates Air Line cable car

Other

Barbican Estate Battersea Power Station British Library BT Tower Kew Gardens Lambeth
Lambeth
Palace Lloyd's building London
London
Zoo Oxo Tower St Bartholomew's Hospital Smithfield Market Somerset House

Parks

Royal Parks

Bushy Park Green Park Greenwich Park Hampton Court Park Hyde Park Kensington Gardens Regent's Park Richmond Park St. James's Park

Other

Battersea Park Burgess Park Clapham
Clapham
Common College Green Epping Forest Finsbury Park Gunnersbury Park Hampstead Heath Holland Park Mitcham Common Osterley Park Trent Park Victoria Park Wandsworth Common Wimbledon Common

Squares and public spaces

Covent Garden Horse Guards Parade Leicester Square Oxford Circus Parliament Square Piccadilly
Piccadilly
Circus Sloane Square Trafalgar Square

Streets

Aldwych Baker Street Bishopsgate Bond Street Carnaby Street Chancery Lane Charing Cross Road Cheapside Cornhill Denmark Street Fenchurch Street Fleet Street Haymarket Jermyn Street Kensington High Street King's Road Lombard Street The Mall Oxford Street Park Lane Piccadilly Portobello Road Regent Street Shaftesbury Avenue Sloane Street Strand Tottenham Court Road Victoria Embankment Whitehall

Coordinates: 51°29′1″N 0°6′54″W / 51.48361°N 0.11500°W /

.