Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence, Canterbury
1847
15000
Yes, Installed in 2011
Pavilion End, Nackington Road End
Kent
21:56, Sun Feb 07, 2016 (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

2016
Tue Apr 5 - Thu Apr 7
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
Marylebone Cricket Club University Matches
Kent v Loughborough MCCU
Sun May 1 - Wed May 4
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
LV= County Championship Division Two
Kent v Glamorgan
Sun May 8 - Wed May 11
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
LV= County Championship Division Two
Kent v Gloucestershire
Fri May 20 (20 ovs)
NatWest t20 Blast
South Group - Kent v Somerset (Floodlight)
Sun May 29 - Wed Jun 1
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
LV= County Championship Division Two
Kent v Leicestershire
Wed Jun 8 (20 ovs)
NatWest t20 Blast
South Group - Kent v Hampshire (Floodlight)
Sun Jun 12 (50 ovs)
Royal London One-Day Cup
South Group - Kent v Glamorgan
Tue Jun 14 (50 ovs)
Royal London One-Day Cup
South Group - Kent v Somerset
Fri Jun 24 (20 ovs)
NatWest t20 Blast
South Group - Kent v Middlesex (Floodlight)
Sun Jun 26 - Wed Jun 29
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
LV= County Championship Division Two
Kent v Derbyshire
Thu Jun 30 (20 ovs)
NatWest t20 Blast
South Group - Kent v Sussex (Floodlight)
Fri Jul 22 (20 ovs)
NatWest t20 Blast
South Group - Kent v Essex (Floodlight)
Sun Jul 24 (50 ovs)
England A Team Tri-Series
England Lions v Pakistan A
Mon Jul 25 (50 ovs)
England A Team Tri-Series
England Lions v Sri Lanka A
Sun Jul 31 (50 ovs)
Royal London One-Day Cup
South Group - Kent v Gloucestershire
Wed Aug 3 - Sat Aug 6
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
LV= County Championship Division Two
Kent v Worcestershire
Tue Aug 16 (50 ovs)
3rd Youth ODI - England Under-19s v Sri Lanka Under-19s
Tue Sep 20 - Fri Sep 23
10:30 local | 09:30 GMT
05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT
LV= County Championship Division Two
Kent v Essex
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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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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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The stump of the lime tree at Canterbury, January 11, 2005
The stump of the lime tree at Canterbury
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Ground Fixtures Ground Results
Kent v Lbroug MCCU at Canterbury
Apr 5-7, 2016 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
Kent v Glamorgan at Canterbury
May 1-4, 2016 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
Kent v Gloucs at Canterbury
May 8-11, 2016 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
South Group: Kent v Somerset at Canterbury
May 20, 2016
Kent v Leics at Canterbury
May 29-Jun 1, 2016 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
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