Surrey County Cricket Club is one of eighteen professional major clubs in English domestic cricket. The Surrey County Cricket team plays most of its home games at The Oval cricket ground in Kennington which has a maximum capacity of 23000.
As per the old cricket history books it can be understood that the Surrey county was introduced to cricket in the late 15th century. Further cricket became a popular sport all around Surrey in the 17th century. The Surrey Cricket Club was active in playing domestic cricket even before 22nd August 1845 when it got its official confirmation. This club played its debut first class game in 1846 against the Marylebone cricket club.
During the late 18th century the Surrey Cricket club was very successful in the county championships. After the Second World War the Surrey club recovered their policy and during the 1950s out of the 12 championships played secured the 1st or 2nd place in the 10 championships. The overall style of play of the Surrey Cricket club could be cited as the major reason for their success. The team batted and bowled in an attacking manner and their fielding was also exceptionally good.
However Surrey County Cricket team could win only 1 championship title in 1971 out of a span of 40 overs till 1998. From 1997 to 2003 the Surrey team experienced considerable success under the captainship of Adam Hollioake.
Several reputed players like Murtaza Hussain, Waqar Younis, Alec Stewart, Harbhajan Singh, Pat Pocock, Saqlain Mushtaq, Abdul Razzaq, Azhar Mahmood, Anil Kumble, Intikhab Alam, Geoff Howarth, Adam Hollioake and Tom Hayward have been associated with this club at some point of their career.
A world record of scoring 496 runs from 50 overs was achieved by Surrey against Gloucestershire in the 2007-08 season. In the limited overs tournament the name of the team that represents Surrey county is called as Surrey Brown Caps.
1 Twenty20 title
2 Pro40 titles
19 County championship titles