Local Kent Regional News publication, the Canterbury Times, has joined forces with Kent County Cricket Club for this year’s 160th Canterbury Cricket Week.
Under the official banner of Media Partner, Canterbury Times will be supporting the Club in promoting the historic festival, and encouraging locals to embrace all that is on offer. Commercial Director Stephen Lowe commented that, “we have been working with the Club in a number of areas this year, including their Legends’ Walkway. When the opportunity was presented to support Cricket Week we all thought it was a great chance to be involved in one of the unique Kent traditions. We look forward to hosting guests at Ladies’ Day and participating fully in all the other promotions and activities associated with the week.”
As part of the partnership, programme sellers will be wearing Canterbury Times logoed bibs, as they sell another first for Cricket Week; a souvenir 48-page Cricket Week Programme.
This year Cricket Week will encompass two official matches, the four day LV= County Championship match against old foes Surrey, starting Wednesday 10th August, and a one day CB40 limited over match between the Kent Spitfires and The Netherlands, on Sunday 14th August. Ground entry is free for children aged 16 and under for each day of Cricket Week, with key activities including;
Day One – Laying of the wreath for the fallen
Day Two – Ladies’ Day and the Fashion on the Outfield competition
Day Three – ‘Produced in Kent’; displays of local produce and crafts
Day Four – In the evening, the inaugural ‘State of Play’ formal dinner, with former Kent Cricket captain, Matthew Fleming as keynote speaker – please note, this event has been postponed.
Day Five – Unveiling of the renamed Annexe Stand, yet to be announced, and former players’ day.