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Ground information
Location Cambridge, England
Establishment 1848
Owner Cambridge University
End names
Pavilion End
Gresham Road End
Team information
Cambridge University Cricket Club (1848 – present)
As of 16 December 2007
Source: CricketArchive
The indoor cricket school

Fenner's is the University of Cambridge's cricket ground.


Fenner's has hosted first-class cricket since 1848, and many of the world's great players have graced the wicket. The ground was established on land leased for the purpose by Francis Fenner, after whom the ground is named.[1]

Playing for Cambridge University has launched many careers: such names as Peter May, David Sheppard, Ted Dexter, Tony Lewis and Mike Brearley to Jahangir Khan, Derek Pringle, John Crawley, Steve James and, most recently, former captain of the England team Mike Atherton.


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

The groundsman pioneered the art of mowing grass in strips to create patterns, a technique now common in sports stadiums around the world.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Fenner's". CricInfo. Retrieved 22 September 2008.
  2. ^ 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

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