Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence, Canterbury
Yes, Installed in 2011
Pavilion End, Nackington Road End
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St Lawrence Ground

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England v Kenya - May 18, 1999 Scorecard
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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.
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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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General view of the action at the St Lawrence Ground, England Lions vs South Africans, Tour match, Canterbury, August 9, 2022
General view of the action at the St Lawrence Ground
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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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