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Landmark year for Canterbury Week in 2015

Thursday 30th July 2015

Men’s First Team

The 164th edition of county cricket’s longest running festival week is a landmark year as women compete alongside men in a fortnight-long feast of Kent’s summer sport.

Aside from ten days of cricket in two weeks it is one of the great social occasions of the year with thousands attending the marquees.

Canterbury Week features a four day LV= County Championship match against Northamptonshire, bookmarked by 50-over Royal London One-Day Cup matches, starting with Sussex Sharks on Sunday (August 2).

As a one-off bonus, theKia Women’s Test between England and Australiawill complete a specially extended programme on August 11-14 as the battle for the Ashes heats up with several Kent players in contention for a place in the England team.

It’s KMFM Ladies’ Day on Wednesday (August 6) with Fitzgerald Jewellers Fashion on the Outfield and the best Made in Kent produce.

There are prizes of jewellery and skincare gifts for the best-dressed women during the second day of the LV= County Championship fixture on August 5, a fixture of Canterbury Week for more than a century and a half.

Also onKMFM Ladies Day, there are stalls exhibiting the arts, crafts and produce of the Garden of England with lots to see, sample and buy.

Other attractions include the Campaign for Real Ale tent, the Supporters Club marquee and President’s Marquee hosted by the club’s first female President Lady Kingsdown with live music and the chance to play on the hallowed turf or picnic during intervals.

The Laying of the Wreath for the Fallen at the Lime Tree by the Kent Cricket Supporters’ Club takes place on day one of the LV= County Championship game against Northamptonshire on Tuesday 4 August.

All supporters are welcome to walk across the outfield, or around the boundary, to take part in the ceremony, which remembers every Kent cricketer who died serving this country in times of conflict.

Later in the Week, the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust Match will be the Royal London One-Day Cup fixture against Lancashire Lightning which concludes the county cricket element of Canterbury Week on Saturday 8 August.

Kent Cricket is proud to partner Major Sponsor Shepherd Neame in supporting the ongoing work of the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust, and during the Lancashire match supporters will be able to make donations to the Trust and Battle of Britain memorabilia will be on display at the ground.

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