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Visit Canterbury welcomes cricket fans


Welcome to Canterbury, including Herne Bay and Whitstable coastal resorts with their beautiful beach fronts. You can book your accommodation in Canterbury online, find out about upcoming events, choose somewhere to eat and discover our fantastic range of tourist attractions and things to see and do, all here in one place.

Kent Cricket and Canterbury have a relationship going all the way back to 'the club'’s founding in 1842. Initially, the original Kent County Cricket Club played at The Beverley Ground in Canterbury near Sturry Road. In 1847, the club moved to a site in the south of the city which became The Spitfire Ground, St. Lawrence and remains there today as Kent Cricket’s main ground. In 1870, Canterbury's Kent side merged with a Maidstone based Kent side to form today's County Cricket Club.

Canterbury has hosted Canterbury Cricket Week, the oldest cricket festival in England, since 1842. An important date in Canterbury’s social calendar, traditionally Canterbury Cricket Week would draw thousands of spectators and has many traditions including a Ladies Day during the week. The tradition continues to this day and Kent Cricket welcomes Sussex Sharks (T20), Hampshire (T20) the West Indies national side (3-day tour match) and England U19s who will play India U19s (One Day) between the 4th & 11th of August to what will be the 166th Cricket Week to date.

 

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Whitstable is like no other town by the sea. Its traditional charms, strong arts culture and rich maritime history complement Whitstable's modern appeal.

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Love every second of Herne Bay - a traditional, friendly seaside town on the north Kent coast and only eight miles from Canterbury.

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