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Trophies return to Chiesman Pavilion thanks to supporters

Friday 6th March 2015

The club's silverware has returned to its rightful home in Chiesman Pavilion at The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence thanks to the work of the Kent Cricket Heritage Trust and donations from the Kent County Cricket Supporters Club.

Donations from members have funded the purchase of four display cabinets to showcase a range of player and club awards and memorabilia including the Walter Lawrence Trophy, won by Sam Billings in 2015 and Darren Stevens in 2014 for the fastest century in county cricket.

Kent Cricket honorary curator and Trust administrator David Robertson said: “We are thrilled that a part of the Club’s collection is now back on display.

"Our thanks go to the generosity of those who responded to the appeal by the Kent Cricket Heritage Trust for donations. It is through the Trust that members and supporters of Kent Cricket can once again enjoy viewing some of our treasures. We look forward to more of the collection being displayed soon."

As well as managing and preserving Kent Cricket memorabilia, the Trust publishes a quarterly newsletter and hopes to release a series of booklets on Kent's cricket heritage.

This summer, The Trust will organise displays of memorabilia at The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence, with exhibitions to coincide with the Australia tour match on June 25-28 and the extended Canterbury Week (August 2-14). The Trust's longer term ambition is to set up a permanent research, archive and exhibition site.

Membership of the Trust will cost £10 a year. For further information on how to join the Trust and how you can help with the Trust's work, please e-maildavid.robertson81@btinternet.com