Lord’s Cricket Ground
The Home of Cricket
Lord’s Cricket Ground is the oldest cricket ground in the world and widely regarded as the “home of cricket”. It is situated in the Central London area, near Regent’s Park and can be easily accessed by train, tube, bus and bike.
The grounds were originally established in 1787 by Thomas Lord, who then opened a second ground in 1809. The two Lord’s grounds were in operation up until 1811, where the first was closed and then in 1813, when the second was abandoned to allow for the construction of Regent’s canal. The third ground and current site opened in 1814, it is now home to Middlesex County Cricket Club, the England and Wales Cricket Board and the European Cricket Council. In 1884, Lord’s hosted its first Test match, which saw England beat Australia by an inning and five runs.
Now, we look forward to yearly cricket fixtures that are both exciting and exhilarating. We see teams from all over the world compete against each other for coveted titles. In 2019, Lord’s hosted the Cricket World Cup matches and records were made as England lifted the World Cup trophy for the first time in history.
We can look forward to more games between England, New Zealand, Australia, Afghanistan, India, Pakistan, South Africa and the West Indies. In August, day two of the Ashes Series, where England takes on Australia, will be played at the prestigious Lords Cricket Ground with the first Test scheduled at Edgbaston Cricket Ground in Birmingham.