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A general view of cricket at Canterbury
St Lawrence Ground CanterburySt Lawrence Ground, Old Dover Road, Canterbury, Kent CT1 3NZ (Tel: 01227 456886 Fax: 01227 762168)
Also knows asSpitfire Ground, St Lawrence, Canterbury
End NamesPavilion End, Nackington Road End
Flood LightsYes, Installed in 2011
Home TeamsKent
Current Local Time05:20, Tue May 21, 2024
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
  • Travel Train Mainline station Canterbury East or West Car South of town centre. Parking at the ground, including around the boundary for county matches Map & Hotels Click here