Day One of Kent’s Specsavers County Championship match with Essex will see a host of activities for families at Canterbury Cricket Week’s day of weekend cricket this Sunday.
Part of a celebration of cricket in the city that goes back as far as 1842, Canterbury Cricket Week has long been regarded as a major social event for the local area.
On Sunday, this tradition continues, with activities for all the family alongside what should be an exciting day of cricket:
- The world famous Claret Jug, the trophy that is awarded to the champion golfer of the year, will be in attendance with a year to go until The Open Championship at Royal St. George’s in Sandwich in 2020
- The trophy will be on display at The Spitfire Ground, St. Lawrence with an opportunity for spectators to have their photo with one of golf’s biggest prizes
- Canterbury’s Expression Art Café will be running cricket-themed arts and crafts activities in a marquee
- A free face painter will be at the ground
- Bouncy castle
- Performances from a jazz band before play starts and also during the Lunch interval
- CAMRA will be hosting their annual marquee
- The stars of Kent Cricket will be holding an autograph session after the end of the day’s play
Junior tickets (ages 15 and under) cost just £7 in advance before gates open at 10:00 on Sunday. Play starts at 11:00.
A full match preview for this fixture, including: details on concessions, parking and ground information, will follow in the next few days.