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

Ground information
LocationCambridge, England
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


Cambridge University Cricket Club had previously played at two ground in Cambridge, the University Ground and Parker's Piece. In 1846, Francis Fenner leased a former cherry orchard from Gonville and Caius College for the purpose of constructing a cricket ground.[1][2] In 1848 he sub-let the ground to Cambridge University Cricket Club.[3] Fenner's first hosted first-class cricket in 1848, with Cambridge University playing against the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC).[4]

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.


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.[5]

See alsoEdit


  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. ^ Powell, William (1989). The Wisden Guides To Cricket Grounds. London: Stanley Paul & Co. Ltd. pp. 393–6. ISBN 009173830X.
  4. ^ "First-Class Matches played on FP Fenner's Ground, Cambridge". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2021-08-07.
  5. ^ 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