Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence, Canterbury
1847
15000
Yes, Installed in 2011
Pavilion End, Nackington Road End
Kent
14:37, Sat Aug 23, 2014 (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

2014
Mon Aug 25 - Wed Aug 27
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
Kent v New Zealand A
Fri Aug 29 (50 ovs)          
14:00 local | 13:00 GMT
09:00 EDT | 08:00 CDT | 06:00 PDT
Royal London One-Day Cup
4th Quarter-Final - Kent v Gloucestershire
Sun Aug 31 - Wed Sep 3
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
LV= County Championship Division Two
Kent v Glamorgan
Tue Sep 23 - Fri Sep 26
10:30 local | 09:30 GMT
05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT
LV= County Championship Division Two
Kent v Gloucestershire
2015
Thu Jun 25 - Sun Jun 28
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
Kent v Australians
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Latest Photos

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 NZ A at Canterbury
Aug 25-27, 2014 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
4th Quarter-Final: Kent v Gloucs at Canterbury
Aug 29, 2014 (14:00 local | 13:00 GMT | 09:00 EDT | 08:00 CDT | 06:00 PDT)
Kent v Glamorgan at Canterbury
Aug 31-Sep 3, 2014 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
Kent v Gloucs at Canterbury
Sep 23-26, 2014 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
Kent v Australians at Canterbury
Jun 25-28, 2015 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
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