A new evening cricket competition is set to launch across Surrey this summer in a UK first.

The Surrey Slam has been designed to give cricket lovers the chance to fit a weekly game into their schedules to fit around work, family and other social commitments.

Building on the old Southwest Surrey Midweek Cup, which went from five teams in 2013 to 16 last season, 38 teams have signed up including sides from Beddington, Burgh Heath, Byfleet, Cheam, Dorking, Hampton, Merton, Purley, Reigate,

Oxted, and Weybridge.

Matt Camp, founder of The Surrey Slam said: “I’ve developed The Surrey Slam competition specifically to give cricketers across the whole of Surrey the opportunity to fit a game of cricket into a mid-week evening.

“I’ve focused on providing flexibility and delivering fast-paced games and overall have tried to make it a lot of fun for everyone involved.”

Arun Harinath, Surrey CCC cricketer said: “It’s great to see competitions like The Surrey Slam offering another option for cricketers.

“This mirrors the options we have as professionals, with short-format professional cricket now well-established around the world.

“I’m thrilled to see a competition through at grass-roots level.”

The matches will be held at 6pm on weeknights in a T20- style format with a match length of less than two and half hours.

The competition will also take a modern approach with teams having nicknames and a finals day to crown the best in the county.