The Oval will host five fixtures at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, including the opener between England and South Africa.
Set just a stone’s throw from the River Thames, the Oval – home of Surrey County Cricket Club – was the scene for the first-ever Test match on English soil between England and Australia in 1880 and has gone on to host over 100 Tests since.
It has also played host to a number of big World Cup matches, with ten fixtures taking place at the Oval across the 1975, 1979, 1983 and 1999 editions.
The most recent Cricket World Cup fixture at the Oval saw Pakistan spinner Saqlain Mushtaq take a hat-trick against Zimbabwe in 1999.
HOW TO GET THERE
It’s never too early to start thinking about your travel!
Plan ahead so you can make the most out of your day at the The Oval during the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019.
There is no parking around the Oval and spectators are advised to leave the car at home and use public transport. The Oval is service by two London Underground lines – the Victoria line, which stops at Vauxhall Station to the north of the venue and the Northern line, which stops at Oval Station just 100 metres to the south.
London Bus routes 36, 185 and 436 stop outside the ground and several other services have stops within a five-minute walk of the venue. For more information on buses and the underground visit www.tfl.gov.uk
South Western Railway run trains to Vauxhall Station which is a 10-minute walk from the ground. The station is well served by trains throughout Surrey and Hampshire as well as from the Greater London area.
There is a small amount of bike parking outside the Hobbs Gate. Taxis are available from various locations close by.
Surrey County Cricket Club
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The ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 has a full, dedicated security team working on plans for a safe and secure tournament for all participants and spectators.
We are working with police in all our host cites and the national security services to ensure the security provided at the tournament is of the highest order, while existing security staff at all CWC19 host venues are receiving additional training in the build-up to the tournament.
There will be enhanced security plans at all our host venues with visible security measures taking place, as well as other non-visible measures happening throughout the tournament, inside and outside the stadium.