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Pictures: St Lawrence revamp snaps will bowl you over

Work ongoing at Kent County Cricket Club
Work ongoing at Kent County Cricket Club

by Adam Williamsawilliams@thekmgroup.co.uk

Here are the latest snaps of the big revamp taking place at the home of cricket in Kent.

Times are changing at the historic St Lawrence Cricket Ground in Canterbury with work now well underway on its much-anticipated redevelopment.

St Lawrence Cricket Ground
St Lawrence Cricket Ground

Our photographer Chris Davey went behind the scenes at Kent County Cricket Club to capture these striking images as the ground undergoes a significant facelift for the start of next season.

During the winter, the club hopes to complete the installation of five retractable floodlight towers and a two-storey dressing room block.

There will also be refurbished facilities for members inside the Chiesman Pavilion and a smarter looking Cowdrey stand.

Bellway Homes has also started work on new homes and flats on the nets and Bat and Ball car park.

Club captain Rob Key helped turn the first sod when work began at the end of September.

Since then, Canterbury contractors Cardy have been busy making changes around the ground.

The small scoreboard next to the members Annexe has been demolished, several chestnut trees along the Old Dover Road entrance have been cut down and the war memorials have been removed by stonemasons and stored.

They will form the centre piece of a new entrance square.

Latest work at Kent County Cricket Club
Latest work at Kent County Cricket Club

Inside the Chiesman Pavilion, fixtures and fittings have been stripped out, along with the steps at the rear entrance.

As the building was gutted, workmen found a horseshoe located above the doors in the centre of the pavilion, close to the Invicta horse crest. Staff believe it may be a good luck omen.

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