This ground established in 1898 has some deep rooted history to it. One of the most picturesque remaining on the county circuit the pavilion was burned down by suffragettes in 1913 and the next year the ground was used to house the cavalry and the pitches suffered for some time afterwards. Kent has been a regular here since they first used it in 1901 and it is currently the smallest ground in the country with a capacity of just 4500. Amenities at the ground are in plenty - a souvenir shop, beer tent, several snack bars and a bookmakers’ office. The ground staged its first ODI, during the 1983 World Cup between India and Zimbabwe. And it was Kapil Dev’s 175* in that match that will remain in our memories as long as we possibly remember.