St. Lawrence Cricket Ground c. 1902



Kent County Cricket Club. Office in Watling Street. Patron, H.R.H. the Duke of Edinburgh; President, Right Hon. Earl Darnley; Hon. Treasurer, Col. Hartnell; Secretary, A. J. Lancaster, 21 Watling Street; Banker and Auditor, Geo. Furley, Esq., Canterbury Bank

No. 50 Old Dover Road - Hy. Bass, cricket ground keeper

No. 78 Old Dover Road - Frederick Martin, cricketer


"No races are now held here, but the city has of late years become famous for its cricket matches, held on a large inclosed ground on the Old Dover Road, for one week dating from the first Monday in August, when some of the strongest county teams play against the Gentlemen of Kent."

Kent County Cricket Club - A. J. Lancaster, sec., 45 St. George's Place

From Kelly's 1903 directory of Kent


"On the right hand of the Dover Road, in the south-east suburb, not far from the nunnery of St. Sepulchre, stood the old Hospital of St. Laurence, of which there are now no remains save in the walls of cottages adjacent to the site. The name lingers on in the title of Canterbury's famed cricket ground."

Canterbury; A History of the Ancient City, J. Charles Cox 1905

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