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.
Each year the ground hosts exciting and exhilarating fixtures. We see teams from all over the world compete against each other for coveted titles. We can look forward to more games between England, Australia, West Indies and Pakistan.
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Lord’s and Cricket News
Lord’s Cricket Ground, which is quite often referred to as Lord’s is globally renowned as the “home of cricket”. It was also a chosen venue to host the Cricket World Cup 2019 and is home to the world’s oldest sporting museum and revolutionary media centre.
In 1977, the first indoor cricket school was constructed and more recently, Ireland played a test match at Lord’s for the first time and the England team won their first World Cup Final.
With Lord’s Cricket Ground seeing no-end to the high-level cricket encounters in the form of Tests and World Cup matches, and the sloping pitch proving an exciting challenge, there’s always thrilling news and headlines from the ground! Watch this space for the latest news on Lord’s and all things cricket.