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Surrey agree Pietersen T20 terms

Feb 10, 2014: Surrey have agreed terms with Kevin Pietersen for the 2014 season and are hoping that the batsman England no longer want will bring them a Twenty20 bonanza instead

David Hopps

Surrey v Derbyshire, The Oval, 4th day

Surrey's first win lifts survival hopes

Sep 1, 2013: Finally, at the twelfth attempt, Surrey have their first win of the 2013 County Championship, and one that keeps their fate in their own hands.

Vithushan Ehantharajah

1973

The start of a love affair

Aug 31, 2013: When a one-sided one-day international at The Oval in the late summer of 1973 triggered a passion that lasts to this day

Martin Williamson

Way Back When

A lifelong affair with The Oval

Aug 24, 2013: From truant schoolboy to junior Surrey member to member of the press corps

Steven Lynch

Surrey v Nottinghamshire, The Oval, 4th day

Ponting ends first-class career with a flourish

Jul 11, 2013: Ricky Ponting was committed to the last. He closed the first class chapter of his career with an unbeaten 169 to earn Surrey a draw against a Nottinghamshire side which was powerless to build on an impressive opening two days

Vithushan Ehantharajah

England news

Brit Insurance to end England deal

Oct 22, 2012: The ECB have lost a second major sponsor in three months after Brit Insurance decided not to renew its deal as the England team sponsor.

ESPNcricinfo staff

England v South Africa, 1st Investec Test, The Oval, 3rd day

Blunted England facing pitch battle

Jul 21, 2012: England's main bowling weapons proved ineffective on a sluggish track and, although they have been in this position before, they must fight now to save the Test

George Dobell at The Oval

South Africa in England 2012

'It doesn't need to be pretty' - Steyn

Jul 13, 2012: Dale Steyn has admitted to a win-at-all-costs attitude on the tour of England, knowing that victory will end years of being second-best and give South Africa the No. 1 Test ranking.

Firdose Moonda

Surrey v Hampshire, FLt20 South Group, The Oval

Pietersen duck deepens Twenty20 gloom

Jul 2, 2012: If anything could sum up the struggles of this season's Friends Life t20 to achieve lift-off, it was surely Kevin Pietersen's first-ball duck against Hampshire.

Alan Gardner

County news

Surrey appoint new Oval groundsman

Apr 26, 2012: Lee Fortis is to return to The Oval as head groundsman at the end of April

ESPNcricinfo staff

County news

Scott Patterson is The Oval's new head groundsman

Jan 28, 2011: Bill Gordon has passed the mantle of head groundsman at The Oval on to Scott Patterson

ESPNcricinfo staff

HSE objections overcome

Oval development finally gets the go-ahead

Jun 9, 2009: Surrey have finally received approval for their controversial development at The Oval which includes the building of a new stand and hotel on the gasholder side of the ground

ESPNcricinfo staff

1994

An unsavoury farce

Apr 25, 2009: As plans emerge of an unauthorised cricket tournament planned to be staged in New York in October, we look back on a private venture that was stillborn

Martin Williamson

County news

Surrey announces pre-tax profit

Apr 14, 2009: Surrey County Cricket Club has received a boost ahead of the new season after announcing pre-tax profits of more than £583,000 for the 2008 financial year

ESPNcricinfo staff

1901

Lions, camels and clowns at The Oval

Oct 18, 2008: When London hosted one of cricket's most unusual matches

Martin Williamson

England news

Surrey confirm IPL talks

Oct 15, 2008: Paul Sheldon, the Surrey chief executive, has confirmed for the first time that the club are interested in hosting Indian Premier League matches at The Oval

ESPNcricinfo staff

County news

Oval drainage to be overhauled

Oct 14, 2008: The Oval is to overhaul their drainage and irrigation system over the next three months at a cost of £750,000

ESPNcricinfo staff

County news

Oval gets all clear for permanent floodlights

Oct 8, 2008: Surrey have received the go-ahead from Lambeth Council to install permanent floodlights at The Oval

ESPNcricinfo staff

The rich get richer

Jul 16, 2008: Why the new proposal for an English Premier League will benefit the big counties and grounds and leave the rest vulnerable

Christopher Martin-Jenkins

County view

Oval held hostage by Health and Safety

May 28, 2008: The Health and Safety Executive has objected to the proposed erection of a four-star 168-bedroom hotel and nearly 2000 seats some 150 yards from the gas-holders at The Oval

Ivo Tennant
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