We are really excited to welcome you to Cricket Varsity 2024! All the info you need about the day below:

Date: Friday 17 May 2024
Venue: The Spitfire Ground, Old Dover Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 3NZ
Gates Open: 14:30
Women’s 1st: 15:00
Men’s 1st: 18:30

Key Ticket Information

  • Tickets are free but you will need to have a ticket for entry.
  • No ticket, no entry. Please purchase your ticket prior to the event to avoid disappointment.
  • Security will check your ticket upon entry. Please have it ready to show.
  • All attendees will need to purchase a ticket including non-students
  • When getting your ticket confirm you have read and will follow the Code of Conduct.

Travel Information

Your safety is paramount to us and we want to make sure you have a safe and enjoyable experience. Please make sure you read through the information below.

Code of Conduct

Team Kent and Team Christ Church believe that Varsity is about promoting friendship, pride and passion through the celebration of sport. We have therefore set out our Varsity Values to make sure that everyone feels able and comfortable to take part in this celebration whether competing, spectating or following the action.  

  • The sporting spectacle of Canterbury Varsity was created to showcase the best of university sport within the community. All students, staff and members of the community are welcome to attend the matches, take in the atmosphere, support the players, and see the sporting talent that Canterbury has to offer.
  • Varsity is a time of community spirit in which all should be respected regardless of sexuality, age, gender class, race, disability or religion and all forms of discrimination will not be tolerated. 
  • Although Varsity is inherently competitive, participation is key to a successful Varsity.  We encourage as many people as possible to participate, spectate, and follow fixtures and activities running throughout Varsity
  • Team Kent and Team Christ Church have a zero tolerance approach to abusive, threatening or intimidating behaviour against any individual whether online or in-person or before, during or after the event. This includes crude or abusive language, gestures or chants.
  • All venues have a zero tolerance policy to drugs and alcohol and you will have these seized if you attempt to bring them into any of the Varsity fixtures.
  • Event officials aim to make sure that fixtures run smoothly and safely. All attendees should comply with direction given by event officials and with event regulations set out for each fixture, including alcohol consumption and zero tolerance to drugs.
  • All participants in Varsity should conduct themselves in a competitive yet professional manner, in line with the Player Code of Conduct.

We hope that Varsity is an enjoyable event for all and may the best team win!

General Cricket Club Information

We will be following the rules outlined on our Code of Conduct on our website however as a reminder:

  • There will be a zero tolerance policy to drugs and abusive behaviour
  • Alcohol will not be allowed into the venue
  • Bags will be checked on entry
  • Megaphones are not permitted
  • No streaking, you will be ejected from the venue
  • There will be a bar and food vendors on site
  • Toilet facilities will also be available