Surrey County Cricket Club
Coach: Vikram Solanki
Captain: Rory Burns, Jade Dernbach
Ground(s): The Oval, Kennington, London
Surrey County Cricket Club (Surrey CCC) is a first-class club in county cricket, one of eighteen in the domestic cricket structure of England and Wales. It represents the historic county of Surrey, including areas that now form South London. Teams representing the county are recorded from 1709 onwards; the current club was founded in 1845 and has held the first-class status continuously since then. Surrey has played in every top-level domestic cricket competition in England, including every edition of the County Championship (which began in 1890).
The club’s home ground is The Oval, in the Kennington area of Lambeth in South London. They have been based there continuously since 1845. The club also has an ‘out ground’ at Woodbridge Road, Guildford, where some home games are played each season.
Surrey’s long history includes three major periods of great success. The club was unofficially proclaimed as “Champion County” seven times during the 1850s; it won the title eight times in nine years from 1887 to 1895 (including the first official County Championship in 1890) and won seven consecutive titles from 1952 to 1958. Surrey won 23 of its 28 county matches in 1955, the most wins by any team in the County Championship, and a record which can no longer be beaten (as fewer than 23 matches have been played each season since 1993). Surrey has won the County Championship 19 times outright (and shared once), a number exceeded only by Yorkshire, with their most recent win being in 2018.