Lord's Firsts: Bicentenary of Lord's Cricket Groundby Philip Barker
Lord’s Cricket Ground, referred to by many as the ‘home of cricket’, has become a Mecca for cricket fans the world over. Owned by Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) and home to Middlesex County Cricket Club, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and the European Cricket Council (ECC), Lord’s is steeped in cricketing and sporting history.
2014 will mark 200 years since Thomas Lord rolled up the turf at the previous grounds and set them down on the site, which has become the most revered cricketing arena in the world. The history of the ground is related in Lord’s Firsts a series of ‘firsts’, complete with scorecards.
The list of firsts includes the longest running rivalry in cricket – Eton v. Harrow, the first varsity match of 1827, Lord’s first staged test cricket in 1884, the first Sunday league match, the first one day international, the first twenty-twenty match and the only man to clear the pavilion. Other sporting events are also touched on, such as baseball during the First World War and the 2012 Olympics.
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