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F P Fenner
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Pavilion End, Gresham Road End
Cambridge University, Cambridgeshire
Athletics (until the 1950s)
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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

2015
Fri Jun 12 (20 ovs)
11:30 local | 10:30 GMT
06:30 EDT | 05:30 CDT | 03:30 PDT
Varsity Match - Cambridge University Women v Oxford University Women
Fri Jun 12 (20 ovs)
14:30 local | 13:30 GMT
09:30 EDT | 08:30 CDT | 06:30 PDT
Varsity Match - Cambridge University v Oxford University
Mon Jul 27 - Wed Jul 29
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
Second Eleven Championship
North Division - Marylebone Cricket Club Universities v Nottinghamshire 2nd XI
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Latest Photos

An overview of the Fenner's ground in Cambridge, Cambridge, August 1, 2014
An overview of the Fenner's ground in Cambridge
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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
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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
Spectators at the Fenner's ground in Cambridge, Cambridge, April 7, 2000
Spectators at the Fenner's ground in Cambridge
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Ground Fixtures Ground Results
Varsity Match: Cambs Univ W v Oxford Uni W at Cambridge
Jun 12, 2015 (11:30 local | 10:30 GMT | 06:30 EDT | 05:30 CDT | 03:30 PDT)
Varsity Match: Cambridge U v Oxford Uni at Cambridge
Jun 12, 2015 (14:30 local | 13:30 GMT | 09:30 EDT | 08:30 CDT | 06:30 PDT)
North Division: MCC Uni v Notts 2nd XI at Cambridge
Jul 27-29, 2015 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
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