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Lord's Cricket Ground

Lord’s is perhaps the greatest and most revered cricket stadium. It is widely referred to as the "Home of Cricket” and is home to the world's oldest sporting museum.


Located in St John’s Wood, London it is named after its founder, Thomas Lord. The stadium is owned by the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) and is the home of Middlesex County Cricket Club, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), the European Cricket Council (ECC) and, until August 2005, the International Cricket Council (ICC).


Lord's Cricket Ground Stadium Capacity


It has the capacity to hold 28,000 spectators. The team dressing rooms are adorned with honour boards which mark every century made in a Test match on the ground, and all instances of a bowler taking five wickets in a Test innings, and 10 wickets in a Test match.


Lord's Cricket Ground


History


Lord's today is not on its original site, being the third of three grounds that Thomas Lord established between 1787 and 1814. The first ground, now known as Lord's Old Ground, was where Dorset Square is presently located. It was abandoned due to an increase in rent.


The second ground, Lord's Middle Ground, was used from 1811 to 1813 before being abandoned to allow the construction of the Regent’s Canal.


The present ground lies to the north of the middle ground. The earliest known match was MCC vs Hertfordshire on 22 June 1814. MCC won by an innings and 27 runs.


The first international test match played at Lord's was between England and Australia in 1884, where the home side defeated the visitors by an innings and five runs.


Major Matches


On the 7th of September 1963 Lord's hosted the first Gillette Cup final. The Gillette Cup is regarded as the first major One Day International Tournament.


Lords has hosted over 100 international test matches. It was one of the venues for the 2009 ICC Twenty20 World Cup. It hosted several group and elimination matches including the finals, in which Pakistan beat Sri Lanka to win their first World Twenty20 Cup title.


It had the honour of hosting the 2000th international test match played between India and England in 2011.


The current ground celebrated its two hundredth anniversary in 2014. To mark the occasion, on 5 July an MCC XI captained by Sachin Tendulkar played against the Rest of the World XI led by Shane Warne in a 50 overs match.


Controversies


Lord’s slope is a geographical gradient at the Lord’s Stadium which runs from the north end to the south end of the ground.


It gives a seemingly unfair advantage to seam and swing bowlers bowling from the Pavilion and Nursery end respectively. There have been several calls of removal of this slope, but have been rejected by the MCC.


The redevelopment of the ground has generated controversy on a couple of occasions. The controversy surrounding the developments focuses on the financial position of the MCC (Marylebone Cricket Club) and the country.


Recent Matches


The most recent ODI match played at Lord’s was between England Women and India Women on 23rd July, 2017. It was the finals of the 2017 ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup, and the English Women’s team won the match by a margin of 9 runs.

"That was a sort of - trying for him to have a taste of his own medicine type of thing" - James Anderson critical of Joe Root for taking him off when Jasprit Bumrah came to bat

"That was a sort of - trying for him to have a taste of his own medicine type of thing" - James Anderson critical of Joe Root for taking him off when Jasprit Bumrah came to bat

What makes this Indian Test Team so special?
What makes this Indian Test Team so special?

What makes this Indian Test Team so special?

Joe Root’s golden run and 14 remarkable England batting collapses in Test cricket in 2021
Joe Root’s golden run and 14 remarkable England batting collapses in Test cricket in 2021

Joe Root’s golden run and 14 remarkable England batting collapses in Test cricket in 2021

"England weren't aware of Virat Kohli's character" - Monty Panesar on England's tactic to 'bully' Jasprit Bumrah

"England weren't aware of Virat Kohli's character" - Monty Panesar on England's tactic to 'bully' Jasprit Bumrah

"Don't think Virat Kohli and his men will be affected by England's statements" - Danish Kaneria

"Don't think Virat Kohli and his men will be affected by England's statements" - Danish Kaneria

"Is it fine when you do it?"- Danish Kaneria takes a dig at Compton, England for comments on Kohli's aggression

"Is it fine when you do it?"- Danish Kaneria takes a dig at Compton, England for comments on Kohli's aggression

You can see by his enthusiasm and intensity that Test cricket means everything to Virat Kohli: Kevin Pietersen
You can see by his enthusiasm and intensity that Test cricket means everything to Virat Kohli: Kevin Pietersen

You can see by his enthusiasm and intensity that Test cricket means everything to Virat Kohli: Kevin Pietersen

India’s 6 golden moments at Lord’s
India’s 6 golden moments at Lord’s

India’s 6 golden moments at Lord’s

“He can be as good as Joe Root” - Kamran Akmal wants England to back this struggling batter
“He can be as good as Joe Root” - Kamran Akmal wants England to back this struggling batter

“He can be as good as Joe Root” - Kamran Akmal wants England to back this struggling batter

"Robinson not in the same league as Siraj and Jamieson, will be effective only in England" - Salman Butt shares views on young fast bowlers

"Robinson not in the same league as Siraj and Jamieson, will be effective only in England" - Salman Butt shares views on young fast bowlers

“England could have opened with Bairstow and Buttler at Lord’s” - Salman Butt
“England could have opened with Bairstow and Buttler at Lord’s” - Salman Butt

“England could have opened with Bairstow and Buttler at Lord’s” - Salman Butt

"England can't win Tests with only Joe Root getting runs" - Nasser Hussain

"England can't win Tests with only Joe Root getting runs" - Nasser Hussain

“England’s openers are of no use” - Ramiz Raja on Rory Burns and Dom Sibley
“England’s openers are of no use” - Ramiz Raja on Rory Burns and Dom Sibley

“England’s openers are of no use” - Ramiz Raja on Rory Burns and Dom Sibley

IND vs ENG 2021: Shane Warne slams England’s “horrific tactics” that cost them Lord’s Test
IND vs ENG 2021: Shane Warne slams England’s “horrific tactics” that cost them Lord’s Test

IND vs ENG 2021: Shane Warne slams England’s “horrific tactics” that cost them Lord’s Test

“No other Indian bowler has such aggression in his body language” - Salman Butt hails Mohammed Siraj's heroics at Lord’s
“No other Indian bowler has such aggression in his body language” - Salman Butt hails Mohammed Siraj's heroics at Lord’s

“No other Indian bowler has such aggression in his body language” - Salman Butt hails Mohammed Siraj's heroics at Lord’s

VVS Laxman shares a throwback picture of Mohammed Siraj, hails the fellow Hyderabadi
VVS Laxman shares a throwback picture of Mohammed Siraj, hails the fellow Hyderabadi

VVS Laxman shares a throwback picture of Mohammed Siraj, hails the fellow Hyderabadi

“England are going to be absolutely battered and bruised” - Andrew Strauss reacts to Lord’s defeat
“England are going to be absolutely battered and bruised” - Andrew Strauss reacts to Lord’s defeat

“England are going to be absolutely battered and bruised” - Andrew Strauss reacts to Lord’s defeat

"If you are stupid you do not deserve to win Test matches" - Geoffrey Boycott blasts England after Lord's loss

"If you are stupid you do not deserve to win Test matches" - Geoffrey Boycott blasts England after Lord's loss

“Fair play to Virat Kohli and India” - Joe Root admits tactical shortcomings after England's loss at Lord's
“Fair play to Virat Kohli and India” - Joe Root admits tactical shortcomings after England's loss at Lord's

“Fair play to Virat Kohli and India” - Joe Root admits tactical shortcomings after England's loss at Lord's

“I was playing too many shots on the 2018 tour” - KL Rahul explains the difference in his approach from previous England visit
“I was playing too many shots on the 2018 tour” - KL Rahul explains the difference in his approach from previous England visit

“I was playing too many shots on the 2018 tour” - KL Rahul explains the difference in his approach from previous England visit

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