Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence, Canterbury
1847
15000
Yes, Installed in 2011
Pavilion End, Nackington Road End
Kent
11:18, Wed Dec 11, 2019 (UTC +0000)
St Lawrence Ground
 

Records and statistics

England v Kenya - May 18, 1999 Scorecard
Australia v Bangladesh - Jun 30, 2005 Scorecard
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Profile

Early in 2005 Canterbury lost its most iconic feature - after 200 years the famous lime tree, situated just inside the boundary, was blown down during winter storms. It was the end of an era, but not of a tradition, as Kent had planned ahead and had been growing a replacement. Just ahead of the 2005 season, the new tree was replanted by Chris Cowdrey. The St Lawrence Ground was built around the tree in 1847 and is quintessentially English with space for spectators to watch from their deckchairs or cars. Kent's long history of producing England wicketkeepers is remembered with the Leslie Ames Stand, prior to 1973 it was known as the Iron Stand. In 1999 the ground was England's base for their preparations for the World Cup, and hosted the match between England and Kenya - Canterbury's first ODI. In 2000 it was placed on the rota for the Natwest Series.
Andrew McGlashan

Notes

Travel
Train Mainline station Canterbury East or West Car South of town centre. Parking at the ground, including around the boundary for county matches
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Fixtures

2020
Thu Apr 2 - Sat Apr 4
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
Marylebone Cricket Club University Matches
Kent v Oxford MCCU
Sat Apr 25 - Tue Apr 28
Specsavers County Championship Division One
Kent v Gloucestershire
Fri May 22 - Mon May 25
Specsavers County Championship Division One
Kent v Essex
Fri May 29 (20 ovs)
Vitality Blast
South Group - Kent v Surrey
Sun May 31 (20 ovs)
Vitality Blast
South Group - Kent v Hampshire
Sat Jun 6 (20 ovs)
Vitality Blast
South Group - Kent v Gloucestershire
Fri Jun 19 (20 ovs)
Vitality Blast
South Group - Kent v Sussex
Sun Jun 21 (20 ovs)
Vitality Blast
South Group - Kent v Essex
Sun Jun 28 - Wed Jul 1
Specsavers County Championship Division One
Kent v Somerset
Fri Jul 3 (20 ovs)
Vitality Blast
South Group - Kent v Somerset
Sun Jul 12 (20 ovs)
Vitality Blast
South Group - Kent v Middlesex
Thu Aug 6 (50 ovs)
Royal London One-Day Cup
Kent v Lancashire
Sun Aug 23 - Wed Aug 26
Specsavers County Championship Division One
Kent v Northamptonshire
Sat Aug 29 - Tue Sep 1
Specsavers County Championship Division One
Kent v Hampshire
Tue Sep 22 - Fri Sep 25
Specsavers County Championship Division One
Kent v Lancashire
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The Lions claimed a handy first-innings lead, England Lions v South Africa A, unofficial Test, Canterbury, 3rd day, July 23, 2017
The Lions claimed a handy first-innings lead
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Canterbury in the sunshine, Kent v Gloucestershire, Specsavers Championship Division Two, April 7, 2017
Canterbury in the sunshine
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A general view of Canterbury during the ODI, Australia v Bangladesh, Canterbury, June 30, 2005
A general view of Canterbury during the ODI
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Robert Neame, the former Kent president, plants the new lime tree at the St Lawrence Ground in Canterbury
Robert Neame plants the new lime tree
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