Based in Kennington South London, The Oval was first established in 1845. The earliest recorded match to be played on the ground was between London and Dartford, which took place on 18th June 1724.
The international cricket ground has been the home ground of Surrey County Cricket Club since it first opened. The popularity of the ground continued to grow over the years. In 1968, 20,000 people gathered to witness the first Aboriginal Cricket Tour of England.
Traditionally the final test match of the English season is played here and is the largest playing area for a test venue in the UK.
As well as cricket, the ground is also used as a venue for football, rugby and hockey.