Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence, Canterbury
1847
15000
Yes, Installed in 2011
Pavilion End, Nackington Road End
Kent
18:40, Fri Dec 15, 2017 (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

2018
Sun Apr 1 - Tue Apr 3
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
Marylebone Cricket Club University Matches
Kent v Oxford MCCU
Fri Apr 13 - Mon Apr 16
Specsavers County Championship Division Two
Kent v Gloucestershire
Fri May 11 - Mon May 14
Specsavers County Championship Division Two
Kent v Sussex
Fri May 25 (50 ovs)
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
Royal London One-Day Cup
South Group - Kent v Glamorgan
Tue May 29 (50 ovs)          
14:00 local | 13:00 GMT
09:00 EDT | 08:00 CDT | 06:00 PDT
Royal London One-Day Cup
South Group - Kent v Somerset
Fri Jun 15
ICC Women's Championship
3rd ODI - England Women v South Africa Women (15 June 2018)
Mon Jun 25 - Thu Jun 28          
Specsavers County Championship Division Two
Kent v Middlesex
Fri Jul 13 (20 ovs)
NatWest t20 Blast
Kent v Hampshire
Fri Jul 20 (20 ovs)          
NatWest t20 Blast
Kent v Surrey
Sun Jul 22 - Wed Jul 25
Specsavers County Championship Division Two
Kent v Leicestershire
Fri Jul 27 (20 ovs)          
NatWest t20 Blast
Kent v Sussex
Thu Aug 2 (20 ovs)          
NatWest t20 Blast
Kent v Essex
Sun Aug 5 (20 ovs)
NatWest t20 Blast
Kent v Gloucestershire
Sun Aug 12 (20 ovs)
NatWest t20 Blast
Kent v Middlesex
Thu Aug 16 (20 ovs)          
NatWest t20 Blast
Kent v Somerset
Tue Sep 4 - Fri Sep 7
Specsavers County Championship Division Two
Kent v Northamptonshire
Tue Sep 18 - Fri Sep 21
Specsavers County Championship Division Two
Kent v Glamorgan
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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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