Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence, Canterbury
1847
15000
Yes, Installed in 2011
Pavilion End, Nackington Road End
Kent
11:48, Tue Jun 27, 2017 (UTC +0100)
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

2017
Tue Jul 18 (20 ovs)
19:00 local | 18:00 GMT
14:00 EDT | 13:00 CDT | 11:00 PDT
NatWest t20 Blast
South Group - Kent v Gloucestershire
Thu Jul 27 (20 ovs)
19:00 local | 18:00 GMT
14:00 EDT | 13:00 CDT | 11:00 PDT
NatWest t20 Blast
South Group - Kent v Somerset
Sun Jul 30 (20 ovs)
15:00 local | 14:00 GMT
10:00 EDT | 09:00 CDT | 07:00 PDT
NatWest t20 Blast
South Group - Kent v Glamorgan
Fri Aug 4 (20 ovs)
19:00 local | 18:00 GMT
14:00 EDT | 13:00 CDT | 11:00 PDT
NatWest t20 Blast
South Group - Kent v Sussex
Sun Aug 6 - Tue Aug 8
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
Kent v West Indies
Fri Aug 11 (20 ovs)
19:00 local | 18:00 GMT
14:00 EDT | 13:00 CDT | 11:00 PDT
NatWest t20 Blast
South Group - Kent v Hampshire
Fri Aug 18 (20 ovs)
19:00 local | 18:00 GMT
14:00 EDT | 13:00 CDT | 11:00 PDT
NatWest t20 Blast
South Group - Kent v Surrey
Mon Aug 28 - Thu Aug 31
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
Specsavers County Championship Division Two
Kent v Leicestershire
Mon Sep 25 - Thu Sep 28
10:30 local | 09:30 GMT
05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT
Specsavers County Championship Division Two
Kent v Glamorgan
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Latest Photos

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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Ground Fixtures Ground Results
South Group: Kent v Gloucs at Canterbury
Jul 18, 2017 (19:00 local | 18:00 GMT | 14:00 EDT | 13:00 CDT | 11:00 PDT)
South Group: Kent v Somerset at Canterbury
Jul 27, 2017 (19:00 local | 18:00 GMT | 14:00 EDT | 13:00 CDT | 11:00 PDT)
South Group: Kent v Glamorgan at Canterbury
Jul 30, 2017 (15:00 local | 14:00 GMT | 10:00 EDT | 09:00 CDT | 07:00 PDT)
South Group: Kent v Sussex at Canterbury
Aug 4, 2017 (19:00 local | 18:00 GMT | 14:00 EDT | 13:00 CDT | 11:00 PDT)
Kent v West Indies at Canterbury
Aug 6-8, 2017 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
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