- The official guide to cricket’s most famous ground
- Explores its most famous sites, including the Long Room, Father Time and the striking Investec Media Centre
Lord’s is cricket’s most celebrated ground. Hosting Test matches, One-Day and Twenty20 Internationals, national and international finals, county and club games, it is the grandest of venues and one with a remarkable history dating back to the late 18th century, a place of pilgrimage today for players, spectators and visitors. Marylebone Cricket Club – owner of Lord’s – is the most famous cricket club in the world. MCC is not only responsible for maintaining and developing Lord’s, it is also the custodian of the Laws of Cricket, and a key advisory body for issues relating to cricket worldwide. Its teams play hundreds of fixtures every year. Furthermore, MCC has the finest international collection of original art, books, manuscripts and other items relating to cricket. These cover not only the history of Lord’s but also the development of the game worldwide. The highlight is undoubtedly the Ashes Urn. This official guide explores the history of Lord’s and takes the reader on a tour of its outstanding architecture, including the Pavilion’s famous Long Room, Father Time, and the striking Investec Media Centre. The guide is illustrated with fine works from the MCC Museum, Library and Archive, as well as many photographs of Lord’s and the great players associated with the Ground, including WG Grace, Garfield Sobers and Ian Botham.