Lords Cricket Ground History and Records

Lords Cricket Ground

Lords Cricket Ground is widely known as “The Home of Cricket” named after it’s Thomas Lord. Lord’s Ground is the home of the Middlesex County Club and owned by Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC). The home of Cricket Lords Cricket Ground is about 230 m north-west of the site of Middle Ground, which holds the capacity of 28000 spectators. Lord’s 200th anniversary was celebrated on July 5, 2014; a celebration match was played between MCC XI (Melbourne Cricket Ground) captained by Sachin Tendulkar against the Rest of the XI led by Shane Warne in a 50 overs match. The first match was played on the Old Ground in 1805 between Eton and Harrow as an annual match.

However, this continued to 1822 but not consecutive as yearly fixtures. MCC Cricket Academy at Lord’s provides world-class coaching for children aged 3-11. MCC Cricket Academy hosts the world’s leading cricket coaching technologies, including pitch vision and hawk-eye.  For best bowling and batting analysis pitchvision and the world-famous Hawk-Eye system is used. Hawk-Eye bowling analysis provides best practice stats like virtual reality, spin, swing, and seam. Pitchvision batting analysis provides best practice analysis for player’s performances.

Recently Lords has hosted Cricket World Cup and England won the title for the first time in the entire history. Lord’s Cricket Ground hosted this final on July 14, 2019. Ben Stokes became a man of the match and player of the tournament for his consistent performances. New Zealand was runner up against England.

Lords Cricket Ground History

First TestEngland v Australia on July 21, 1884
First ODIEngland v Australia on August 26, 1972
First T20England v Netherland on June 5, 2009
LocationSt John’s Wood, London, NW8
Coordinates51.5294°N 0.1727°W
Establishment1814; 205 years ago
Capacity28000
OwnerMarylebone Cricket Club
TenantsEngland and Wales Cricket Board
End NamesPavilion End and Nursery End
Indoor Nets17.68 m x 1.83 m (Length x Width)
Pitch Length20.12 m x 3.05 m (Length x Width)
StandsWarner Stand, Grandstand, Compton Stand, Media Centre, Edrich Stand, Mound Stand, Tavern Stand, Allen Stand
Boundary Dimensions
  • 137.16 m from boundary square of the pitch
  • 59.43 m straight boundary
  • 64 m from the centre of the pitch

Test, ODI and T20 Records 

Records at Lord’sTest Records
Highest Individual Scores333 runs- Graham Gooch (ENG)
Most Centuries6 Centuries (39) Innings – Graham Gooch (ENG)
Most career runs2015 runs- Graham Gooch (ENG)
Most career wickets103 Wickets (45 Matches) James Anderson
Best innings figures8/34 v (PAK)-Ian Botham
Best match figures16/137 vs. England-Bob Massie (Aus)
Highest innings score729/6 d-Australia vs. England
Lowest completed innings42 runs-India vs. England
Highest partnerships370 runs- Denis Compton (208) & Bill Edrich (189) ENG v SA

WC Finals Hosted by Lords

World CupTeams in FinalResultCrowdFormat
1975 World CupWest Indies (291/8) v Australia (274 all-out)West Indies won by 17 runs2400060 Over/Side
1979 World CupWest Indies (286/9) v England (194 all-out)West Indies Won by 92 runs3200060 Over/Side
1983 World CupIndia (183 all-out) v West Indies (140 all-out)India Won by 43 runs3000060 Over/Side
1999 World CupPakistan (132 all-out) v Australia (133/2)Australia won by eight wickets3000050 Over/Side
2019 World CupTBDTBD50 Over/Side
Updated: 09/11/2019 — 2:02 pm