Lords Cricket Ground is widely known as “The Home of Cricket” named after it’s Thomas Lord. Lord’s Ground is the home of 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 annual 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 practise stats like virtual reality, spin, swing, and seam. Pitchvision batting analysis provides best practice analysis for player’s performances.
Lords Cricket Ground History
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|First Test||England v Australia on July 21, 1884|
|First ODI||England v Australia on August 26, 1972|
|First T20||England v Netherland on June 5, 2009|
|Location||St John’s Wood, London, NW8|
|Establishment||1814; 205 years ago|
|Owner||Marylebone Cricket Club|
|Tenants||England and Wales Cricket Board|
|End Names||Pavilion End and Nursery End|
|Indoor Nets||17.68 m x 1.83 m (Length x Width)|
|Pitch Length||20.12 m x 3.05 m (Length x Width)|
|Stands||Warner Stand, Grandstand, Compton Stand, Media Centre, Edrich Stand, Mound Stand, Tavern Stand, Allen Stand|
Test, ODI and T20 Records
|Records at Lord’s||Test Records|
|Highest Individual Scores||333 runs- Graham Gooch (ENG)|
|Most Centuries||6 Centuries (39) Innings – Graham Gooch (ENG)|
|Most career runs||2015 runs- Graham Gooch (ENG)|
|Most career wickets||103 Wickets (45 Matches) James Anderson|
|Best innings figures||8/34 v (PAK)-Ian Botham|
|Best match figures||16/137 vs England-Bob Massie (Aus)|
|Highest innings score||729/6 d-Australia vs England|
|Lowest completed innings||42 runs-India vs England|
|Highest partnerships||370 runs- Denis Compton (208) & Bill Edrich (189) ENG v SA|
Cricket World Cup Finals Hosted by Lords
|World Cup||Teams in Final||Result||Crowd||Format|
|1975 World Cup||West Indies (291/8) v Australia (274 all out)||West Indies Won by 17 runs||24000||60 Over/Side|
|1979 World Cup||West Indies (286/9) v England (194 all out)||West Indies Won by 92 runs||32000||60 Over/Side|
|1983 World Cup||India (183 all out) v West Indies (140 all out)||India Won by 43 runs||30000||60 Over/Side|
|1999 World Cup||Pakistan (132 all out) v Australia (133/2)||Australia Won by 8 wickets||30000||50 Over/Side|
|2019 World Cup||TBD||TBD||–||50 Over/Side|