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F P Fenner
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Pavilion End, Gresham Road End
Cambridge University, Cambridgeshire
Athletics (until the 1950s)
10:50, Thu Apr 24, 2014 (UTC +0100)
Fenner's
 

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Fenners is one of the country's oldest first-class grounds, with games being played there ever since 1848 when FP Fenner leased land which he lent to the university for cricket. The freehold was bought in 1894. For a century before the 1950s Cambridge were a match for most counties, but changing admission policies and priorities led to a gradual decline in standards, and in 2000 Cambridge became a University Centre of Cricketing Excellence. Until the 1950s the ground was surrounded by a running track and the land is still used for other sports in the winter. When the charming but cramped wooden pavilion was replaced with a more utilitarian and fairly characterless structure in 1972, the ground lost much of its old-world charm. There are no stands at Fenners, but it is one of the few places where first-class cricket can still be watched sitting on the grass. Traditionally, the pitch has been weighted in favour of batsmen. In 1938, Free Foresters scored 636 for 7 in a day against the university. Eleven years earlier, KS Duleepsinhji scored 254* for the university against Middlesex.
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Travel
Fenner's is approximately 15 minutes walk from the city centre and the railway station. There is a multi-story car park next to the ground.
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Fixtures

2014
Mon May 12 - Wed May 14
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
Marylebone Cricket Club University Matches
Cambridge MCCU v Worcestershire
Fri Aug 1 - Mon Aug 4
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
1st Youth Test - England Under-19s v South Africa Under-19s
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Sachin Tendulkar sweeps during his 155, Cambridge University v Lashings World XI, Fenner's, June 21, 2006
Sachin Tendulkar sweeps during his 155
© Will Luke
Sachin Tendulkar cuts during his 155, Cambridge University v Lashings World XI, Fenner's, June 21, 2006
Sachin Tendulkar cuts during his 155 for Lashings
© Will Luke

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Ground Fixtures Ground Results
Cambs MCCU v Worcs at Cambridge
May 12-14, 2014 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
1st Youth Test: England U19 v S Africa U19 at Cambridge
Aug 1-4, 2014 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
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