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Surrey County Cricket Club
Kennington Oval
SE11 5SS | map
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Although not the birthplace of cricket, Surrey was a very important and influential county during the early development of the game. Originally played in the Weald, an area between the North and South Downs, the game soon drifted in to neighbouring Surrey. The county has the distinction of being able to claim the first known definite reference to a game of cricket being played. A 1597 court case included evidence that schoolboys were playing 'kreckett' on land around Guildford as far back as 1550. During the 17th century cricket became well established in Surrey, with village matches known to have taken place prior to the English Civil War. The county teams are thought to have begun to emerge after the Restoration of the Monarchy in 1660. The first known county game took place between Kent and Surrey in 1709. Surrey County Cricket Club was officially formed in 1845 and a lease was taken out on the Kennington Oval, which remains the home of the club to this day. Throughout its long history, Surrey has been one of the most successful counties. Prior to 1890, the team boasted the Champion County title outright on ten occasions and shared on another. Since the launch of the official County Championship in 1890, Surrey has won the title outright eighteen times and shared it on one other occasion.


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