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Lord's Cricket Ground
Lord's Cricket Ground

The Lord's Cricket Ground is a historic cricket stadium located in St John's Wood, London, England. It was established in 1814 and is known as the "home of cricket."

The ground has hosted many significant cricket matches, including the first-ever Test match in 1884. Lord's is also the home of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), which is the world's oldest cricket club.

Lord's offers a unique and exciting experience for cricket fans. The stadium offers tours, a museum, and various dining and hospitality options. Attending a match at Lord's is an unforgettable experience for any cricket enthusiast.

Cricket Chatter had a great experience at the Lord's cricket ground museum! There are many interesting items on display, including India's Prudential Cup of 83, the Ashes Cup, and Ganguly's India jersey. It's a great place for cricket fans to visit and learn more about the sport's rich history.

Prudential Cup, World Cup of 1983

India's performance in the historic 1983 Cricket World Cup victory was remarkable. The team, led by Kapil Dev, defeated the two-time champions West Indies in the final. This victory is considered a watershed moment in Indian cricket history and inspired a generation of young cricketers in the country. The tournament was referred to as the Prudential Cup.

The Real Ashes Urn

The Ashes is a Test cricket series played between England and Australia. The series started in 1882 after Australia won a Test match on English soil for the first time. The term "Ashes" came about after a satirical obituary was published in a newspaper stating that English cricket had died and "the body will be cremated and the ashes taken to Australia."

The following series was then called the Ashes, and a small urn containing the ashes of a burnt bail was presented to the English captain. Since then, the urn has become a symbol of the rivalry between the two teams and is displayed at the MCC Museum at Lord's Cricket Ground in London.

Ganguly famously removed his jersey at Lord's cricket ground during the NatWest Series final in 2002 as a response to the hostile crowd.

It was a significant moment for Indian cricket and it is still remembered by Indian Cricket Lovers as it showcased India's potential to England.

Lord's Media Center
The media center at Lord's Cricket Ground is a state-of-the-art facility that provides journalists and broadcasters with a comfortable and modern workspace to cover cricket matches.

It offers stunning views of the pitch and the surrounding area and is equipped with the latest technology to facilitate live broadcasting and reporting.

Fun Facts:

  • The Lord's Cricket Ground has a noticeable slope, which is about 8 feet and 2 inches higher at one end of the pitch than the other. This unique feature of the ground can make playing cricket there quite challenging for players. The slope at Lord's cricket ground is a natural feature and has not been levelled, although minor ridges in the pitch have been removed over time.

In cricket matches at Lord's, bowlers can take advantage of the slope of the pitch. Seam bowlers from the Pavilion End and swing bowlers from the Nursery End benefit from the natural variation in the slope, which alters the ball's bounce.

  • The Lord's Cricket Ground has 21 pitches, the middle 6 pitches are used for main games, and the rest are used for school and county-level games.

Cricket Chatter had a wonderful experience visiting Lords! The rich history of the ground was more than fascinating. It's easy to imagine how playing there must be an incredible experience for any cricket player.

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