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Lords Cricket Ground
Lords Cricket Ground

Lord’s cricket ground is owned by Marylebone Cricket Club. It is located in John’s Wood, London and named after its founder Thomas Lord. It is home ground for Middlesex in County Cricket and England in International Cricket. It is also known as Home of cricket or Mecca Of Cricket. Lord’s has hosted four world cup finals.

Lords Stadium has 2 ends named as Pavilion End and Nursery End. Lords cricket Ground completed 200 Years in 2014 and on that occasion a 50 Over match was played between MCC XI and World XI. 

Lords Cricket Ground Capacity:

Lords stadium capacity is approx 30,000.

 

Interesting Facts:

Honours Board:

It is dream for every cricketers to get their name inked on Honours Board. There are 3 different honors board one for Home Team, one for Visiting team and one for Neutral Venue.

To get added in this list, Player needs to take 5 or more Wickets or Score a century. Below picture shows list of Visiting bowlers who took 5 or more wickets in an inning.

Lords Honours Board
Lords Honours Board

The Balcony:

Lords Balcony is etched in memories of every Indians in form of 2 pictures. First one is of 1983 world cup Final where Kapil Dev lifted the world cup and second one is Ganguly waving his T-shirt after Natwest win.

Score Card For Sale:

During the match you can buy a scorecard book and can do scoring by yourself. It keeps fan engaged during whole day.

The slope:

Stadium is tilted on one side which is 2.5 m difference in depth from one side to another side.  It helps seam bowlers  from Pavilion End and swing bowlers  from Nursery End gain an advantage as the natural variation of the slope alters the bounce of the ball when bowling.

Long Room:

MCC members and guests can enter in this room and Every batsman need to walk down from balcony to ground via this room. This room have paintings of different cricketers pictures.

Walking through Long Room is lifetime moment for every cricketers.

Media Centre:

Sitting in Lords ground media center is lifetime opportunity for all Media person and commentators. Its architecture is Masterpiece. Recently built Rajkot stadium media Centre is inspired from Lords Media Centre.

Media Centre was built just before 1999 world cup and was the first all-aluminium, semi- monocoque building in the world. It was built and fitted out in two boatyards, using boat-building technology.

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MCC Museum and Library:

The stadium offers a tour that can be booked for roughly Rs. 2300. If not for a match, you could book yourself on one of these tours, and visit the oldest cricket museum which hosts the sport’s most celebrated memorabilia, including the Ashes urn won during England’s match against Australia in 1884.MCC Museum has long collection of cricket memorabilia. It has Ashes Urn and different cricketing gears used by legendary players. MCC library have lots of cricketing magazines and books from different publishers.

Lords Museum
Lords Museum

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