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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

Gas holders deemed a potential safety hazard

Oval redevelopment plans hit stumbling block

May 19, 2008: Surrey's plans to redevelop The Oval in time for next summer's Ashes have been dealt a blow with the news that a public inquiry is to be held over the safety of the gas holders next to the ground

ESPNcricinfo staff

County news

Surrey announce record profits

Apr 15, 2008: Surrey have announced their highest ever profits in the club's 163-year history. Last year, their annual turnover was £23,407,000 and they recorded pre-tax profits in excess of £721,000, an increase of 108.4% from 2006

ESPNcricinfo staff

Health & Safety issues cause delays

£40 million Oval development hits the buffers

Apr 8, 2008: Surrey appear to have admitted defeat in their bid to get the planned redevelopment of The Oval underway, and it will now not start until after the end of the season

ESPNcricinfo staff

Domestic committee outlines English Premier League

Lord's and The Oval may host IPL exhibition games

Mar 29, 2008: Two of England's leading international grounds, Lord's and The Oval, are considering making an offer to stage exhibition games involving sides from the IPL

ESPNcricinfo staff

ICC World Twenty20 2009

The Oval nominated for World Twenty20

Feb 20, 2008: The Oval has been put forward as the ECB's second venue for the ICC World Twenty20 in June 2009

ESPNcricinfo staff

'There is no sign that people are saying it is too expensive'

Oval tickets top £100

Jan 21, 2008: The Oval has become the first ground to charge more than £100 for a non-corporate seat for an international in England

ESPNcricinfo staff

1971

The Oval, drugs and rock'n'roll

Oct 5, 2007: When the Who and the Faces headlined a rock festival at The Oval

Martin Williamson

1971

Pop goes the Oval

Sep 29, 2007: Surrey's idea in 1971 to raise much-needed income by staging a rock concert

Martin Williamson

Best performances at The Oval

Taking centre stage at Kennington

Aug 8, 2007: England and India have played nine Tests at The Oval over the years and Cricinfo looks back at the memorable performances

George Binoy

County news

Surrey announce £35million Oval overhaul

Jul 18, 2007: Surrey have finalised proposals for a £35million investment at The Oval in a bid for their ground to remain competitive to host international cricket

ESPNcricinfo staff

County news

Surrey to build hotel at The Oval

Jan 19, 2007: Surrey have announced further extensive redevelopment plans for The Oval which include building a four-star hotel

ESPNcricinfo staff

July 2006

Oval century with a difference

Nov 11, 2006: In early May 2006 Henry Allingham, Britain's oldest man, made his second visit to The Oval. It was about time - his first was 103 years ago

Simon Massey

Oval cancellation leaves ECB out of pocket

English authorities face £400,000 loss

Aug 22, 2006: Despite assurances on Monday that the premature end to the Oval Test would not leave English cricket out of pocket, it has emerged that the ECB's decision to refund 40% of the ticket price to those who attended The Oval on Sunday will cost it around &poun

ESPNcricinfo staff

England v Pakistan, 4th Test, The Oval

Pakistan's most successful venue in England

Aug 16, 2006: The stats preview for the fourth Test between England and Pakistan at The Oval which starts on Thursday

George Binoy

The Week that Was...June 25 - July 1

Babes, money, mascots and marketing

Jul 2, 2006: Martin Williamson looks back at the week ending July 1, 2006

Martin Williamson

Pakistan to play World XI on July 10

Surrey to host Pakistan charity match

May 16, 2006: Surrey have announced that The Oval will host a charity Twenty20 match on July 10 in aid of the President's Earthquake Relief Fund

ESPNcricinfo staff

The Oval: Reflections by David Norrie

Glossing over the gasholder

Oct 13, 2005: Will Luke reviews The Oval: Reflections by David Norrie

Will Luke

County news

Surrey's Gordon named Groundsman of the Year

Oct 13, 2005: Bill Gordon picked up the ECB Groundsman of the Year award for his work at The Oval

ESPNcricinfo staff
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