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Cricket Tents




COVID UPDATES ON OUR CRICKET TENTS: Kent have announced that there will be no professional cricket played until at least August 1, so our Canterbury anf Tunbridge Wells tents will definitely not run at the time we'd advertised. We don't know yet what will happen, as the England and Wales Cricket board (ECB) have said that the season will be rescheduled, and of course, it all depends on the pandemic. We still hope to do a cricket tent later in the season, so watch this space and look after yourselves.

We have been running our tents at the festival weeks of various Kent County Cricket Club grounds since 1983. These tents are not open to the general public – they are for CAMRA members and all their guests. See at the foot of this article for the 2020 tents.

General information
You will need to pay for admission to the ground at the gate (unless you are a KCCC member, of course)

Admission to the tents is free to CAMRA members (show your membership card, please). Members need to sign themselves and their guests into the visitor’s book (you can bring as many guests as you like!) We suggest that guests donate about £2 per day to help cover our overheads. This is entirely voluntary.

We have seating for about 40 people in front of our tent, or you can take your beer anywhere else in the ground (as long as it’s in a plastic glass if you go away from the tent)

We sell an ever-changing range of real beers, wine, soft drinks, and a cider. We also sell chili con carne, rolls and cakes at Tunbridge Wells, but we can only do bar snacks and cakes at Canterbury.

The tents are run in aid of charities, and we welcome any sponsorship. Many of the beers are donated by breweries. Our 2019 charities were Kidney Research UK, Folly Wildlife Rescue, The RNIB, and Rethink Mental Illness. The photos below show us presenting a cheque to one of the 2016 charities, Dover RNLI, and to one of the 2019 charities, the Royal National Instititute of Blind People




You can join CAMRA at the tent. We also offer cricket tent only membership at a reduced price.

Save money by buying ground admission tickets in advance. Details are on the KCCC membership brochure which can be downloaded from the Membership section of www.kentcricket.co.uk. There are also many different membership packages.

2020 CRICKET TENTS
COVID UPDATES ON OUR CRICKET TENTS: Kent have announced that there will be no professional cricket played until at least July 1, so our Canterbury tent will definitely not run at the time we'd advertised. We don't know yet what will happen, as the England and Wales Cricket board (ECB) have said that the season will be rescheduled, and of course, it all depends on the pandemic. We still hope to do a cricket tent later in the season, so watch this space and look after yourselves.
Canterbury Cricket Week, Spitfire Ground CT1 3NZ
Sun June 28 - Wed July 1 Kent v Somerset 10.30am (County Championship)
Fri July 3 Kent v Somerset (T20) 7pm (tent open from 5pm)

Tunbridge Wells Cricket Week (Nevill Ground, Warwick Gate, TN2 5ES)

All 3 games are one-day Royal London, starting at 11am (our tent opens at 10.30am), ending about 6.30pm
Sun July 26 Kent v Hampshire
Wed July 29 Kent v Gloucestershire
Fri July 31 Kent v Durham



Table of Contents

Page title Most recent update Last edited by
Social event highlights 2016 November 28, 2016 12:25 PM Stu R.
Public Transport November 22, 2016 11:35 AM Gary B.
Cricket Tents May 30, 2020 12:33 PM Gill K.
About CAMRA Canterbury, Herne Bay, Whitstable Branch May 5, 2017 3:26 PM Gary B.

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