Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence, Canterbury
1847
15000
Yes, Installed in 2011
Pavilion End, Nackington Road End
Kent
20:51, Mon Feb 26, 2024 (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

2024
Fri Apr 5 - Mon Apr 8
County Championship Division One
Kent v Somerset
Fri Apr 19 - Mon Apr 22
County Championship Division One
Kent v Surrey
Fri May 10 - Mon May 13
County Championship Division One
Kent v Worcestershire
Fri May 24 - Mon May 27
County Championship Division One
Kent v Essex
Fri Jun 7 (20 ovs)          
18:30 local | 17:30 GMT
13:30 EDT | 12:30 CDT | 10:30 PDT
Vitality Blast
South Group - Kent v Somerset
Sun Jun 9 (20 ovs)
Charlotte Edwards Cup
South East Stars v Central Sparks
Sun Jun 9 (20 ovs)
15:30 local | 14:30 GMT
10:30 EDT | 09:30 CDT | 07:30 PDT
Vitality Blast
South Group - Kent v Middlesex
Sun Jun 16 (20 ovs)
14:30 local | 13:30 GMT
09:30 EDT | 08:30 CDT | 06:30 PDT
Vitality Blast
South Group - Kent v Gloucestershire
Fri Jun 21 (20 ovs)          
18:30 local | 17:30 GMT
13:30 EDT | 12:30 CDT | 10:30 PDT
Vitality Blast
South Group - Kent v Essex
Sun Jun 23 - Wed Jun 26
County Championship Division One
Kent v Lancashire
Thu Jul 11 (20 ovs)          
18:30 local | 17:30 GMT
13:30 EDT | 12:30 CDT | 10:30 PDT
3rd T20I - England Women v New Zealand Women
Fri Jul 12 (20 ovs)          
18:30 local | 17:30 GMT
13:30 EDT | 12:30 CDT | 10:30 PDT
Vitality Blast
South Group - Kent v Sussex
Tue Jul 16 (20 ovs)          
18:30 local | 17:30 GMT
13:30 EDT | 12:30 CDT | 10:30 PDT
Vitality Blast
South Group - Kent v Glamorgan
Fri Jul 19 (20 ovs)          
19:00 local | 18:00 GMT
14:00 EDT | 13:00 CDT | 11:00 PDT
Vitality Blast
South Group - Kent v Surrey
Sun Aug 11 (50 ovs)
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
One-Day Cup
Group A - Kent v Durham
Wed Aug 14 (50 ovs)
11:00 local | 10:00 GMT
06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT
One-Day Cup
Group A - Kent v Northamptonshire
Mon Sep 9 - Thu Sep 12
County Championship Division One
Kent v Hampshire
Tue Sep 17 - Fri Sep 20
County Championship Division One
Kent v Nottinghamshire
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Latest Photos

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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