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West Indies to play at Beckenham
West Indies to play at Beckenham

Kent Cricket have announced that the touring West Indies Men’s Test team is coming to the Club’s flagship Beckenham venue in South East London in July.

Members of the West Indies Test team will take on a First-Class Counties Select XI in a four-day match at The County Ground, Beckenham on Wednesday 3, Thursday 4, Friday 5 and Saturday 6 July 2024.

This red-ball showcase match will take place just one week before the start of West Indies’ Test Series against England which starts at Lord’s on Wednesday 10th July.

Tickets for each day of the match are on sale now and are priced at £16 for adults, £7 for 14-17 year olds, and £5 for 5-13 year olds. Under 5s are free.

Entry to FCC Select XI vs. West Indies is also included in all 2024 Kent Cricket Memberships.

This is the first time that a full touring West Indies side have played at Beckenham and offers sports fans in South East London a great opportunity to watch West Indies international cricket stars in action.

Kent Cricket’s Community Team, working in partnership with the ACE Programme & Cricket4London, will be running a variety of activities around the ground during the match, including:

  • Schools’ Day Outs; following on from the successful model of local schoolchildren enjoying a taste of red-ball cricket at Canterbury over many years. Various activities will run through both days, with schools invited from the area local to Beckenham & Bromley. Stalls will also showcase local cricket organisations & the ACE Programme.
  • A Community Day; where local cricket clubs & community groups will be involved throughout the day, alongside a Caribbean party atmosphere to celebrate the visit of the West Indies Men’s Test side.

More details on these special activities will be confirmed shortly.

The County Ground, Beckenham will continue to cement its reputation as Kent’s cricketing stronghold in South East London this coming year, sharing hosting duties with The Spitfire Ground for Kent Spitfires’ home Metro Bank One Day Cup group matches in high Summer in August. Two home group One Day Cup matches will be played at each venue.

The South East Stars will also be competing at The County Ground, Beckenham all Summer, with nine matches scheduled across both the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy one-day competition and the Charlotte Edwards Cup T20 tournament.