T20 Cricket Is Fast And Furious Fun For Friends And Family

This is a sponsored article on behalf of Surrey Cricket Club.

Kids cheer in the crowd, while a surrey cricket club mascot looks on
T20 is the hipper, rebellious sibling of the test match. Image: Surrey Cricket Club/Getty

Fast and furious cricket matches. International cricketing stars. An unbeatable party atmosphere. T20 cricket at the Kia Oval really is a smashing way to enjoy cricket with friends and family this summer.

What's T20 when it's at home? Let's just say it's the hipper, rebellious sibling of the cricket test match. Each team is given just a single innings, meaning high-tempo cricket with all to play for (and a touch of showboating, no doubt) — plus you go home knowing who's won!

A batsman hits the ball out of sight
Expect high-tempo cricket with a touch of showboating. Image: Surrey Cricket Club/Getty

This summer, the Kia Oval hosts seven T20 matches, in which home team Surrey Cricket Club battle it out against Glamorgan (27 May), Gloucestershire (31 May), Hampshire (2 June), Sussex (8 June), Middlesex (17 June), Somerset (21 June) and Kent (1 July).

parents and their child applaud the action
The Jubilee bank holiday fixture against Hampshire (2 June) is a Family Festival of Cricket, with extra special events planned. Image: Surrey Cricket Club/Getty

Each T20 match is played in the evening — ideal for post-work/school entertainment in the sun. As well as world-class sport in an iconic London venue and an inimitable party vibe (oh hello, pyrotechnics and t shirt cannons), there are interactive activities for fans of all ages — plus loads of street food and refreshments available to buy on site.

What a perfect way for anyone and everyone to spend a balmy summer evening!

Two young women enjoy a G&T in the sun
Sunshine, world-class cricket and a G&T? Don't mind if we do. Image: Surrey Cricket Club/Getty

Bringing the family? Don't miss XBOX Family Zone, hosting interactive games, player autograph signings and more. The kids will love it (and let's face it, so will you). The Jubilee bank holiday fixture against Hampshire (2 June), meanwhile, is a Family Festival of Cricket — with extra special events planned.

Oh and by the way, if you're going as a family, know that under 16s go to all home matches for just £1 (!).

A young boy in a Surrey headdress cheers and waves a flag
This lad's obviously heard that under 16s go to all home matches for just £1. Image: Surrey Cricket Club/Getty

Getting to The Kia Oval couldn't be simpler; centrally located, it's easy to reach on the Northern line (in fact the tube station is named after it!) and by bus.

A player grabs a ball, catching someone 'out'
Grab tickets while you can. Image: Surrey Cricket Club/Getty

Grab your T20 tickets now, and guarantee a uniquely action-packed summer evening with friends, family or work colleagues.

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