Surrey vs Buckinghamshire showpiece cricket match called off

The Bucks showpiece game against Surrey this summer has been called off, due to concerns over the restrictions imposed by Covid-19.

By Thomas Bamford
Monday, 17th May 2021, 12:49 pm
Updated Monday, 17th May 2021, 12:50 pm
The showpiece game has been called off
The showpiece game has been called off

The game, arranged to raise the profile of National Counties cricket, was scheduled to take place at High Wycombe on Tuesday July 20 but has been postponed until 2022.

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Explaining the decision to call off the game, the Bucks secretary Kevin Beaumont said:

"The requirements for staging matches involving First Class County teams during the Covid epidemic are considerably more stringent that for even top-flight recreational cricket and very few non-First Class grounds are able to meet them.

"With the Kia Oval unavailable due to the imminence of The One Hundred competition, Bucks CCC and Surrey CCC have reluctantly agreed that the match is not currently viable. Both counties look forward to playing each other in 2022, when it is hoped that conditions will be much more favourable.".