Fenner's

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Fenner's
Fenners1.jpg
Ground information
LocationCambridge, England
Establishment1848
OwnerCambridge University Cricket & Athletics Company Ltd
End names
Pavilion End
Gresham Road End
Team information
Cambridge University Cricket Club (1848 – present)
As of 29 October 2018
Source: CricketArchive
The indoor cricket school

Fenner's is Cambridge University Cricket Club's ground.

History[edit]

Fenner's has hosted first-class cricket since 1848. The ground was established on a former cherry orchard leased for the purpose by Francis Fenner, after whom the ground is named.[1][2]

Fenner's is also home to the Cambridge MCC University side, a partnership between the University of Cambridge, Anglia Ruskin University and the Marylebone Cricket Club established ahead of the 2010 season.

Facilities[edit]

As well as the cricket ground, there is a 3-lane indoor cricket school.

The groundsman pioneered the art of mowing grass in strips to create patterns, a technique now common in sports stadiums around the world.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fenner's". CricInfo. Retrieved 22 September 2008.
  2. ^ Thomas Henry Case (1899). Memoirs of a King's College Chorister. W.P.Spalding. p. 45.
  3. ^ Allen, Peter (1999). The Invincibles: The Legend of Bradman's 1948 Australians. Mosman, NSW, Australia: Allen and Kemsley. ISBN 1-875171-06-1. p. 103

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 52°12′00.43″N 0°07′54.62″E / 52.2001194°N 0.1318389°E / 52.2001194; 0.1318389