Lord’s cricket ground (1)

Posted: April 22, 2015 in History, London, Sport, UK
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A few weeks back, Keith and I went to Lord’s cricket ground in north London. Lord’s was for a long-time regarded as the home of cricket as it was the home of the MCC which governed the sport of cricket throughout the world. Although this function has now passed to the International Cricket Council, the ground remains the spiritual home of the game and it is the cherished ambition for many cricketers from around the world to be able to play here.

Arriving at the Grace Gate we make our way to the Lord’s museum past the famous Lord’s tavern.

Lords Tavern, St John's Wood, NW8
Lord’s tavern
photo by Ewan Munroe (https://www.flickr.com/photos/55935853@N00/)

Lord's Cricket Ground
Grace Gate
phot by West End (https://www.flickr.com/photos/thewestend/)

Museum window depicting Lord's ground

Museum window depicting Lord’s ground

The museum contains lots of artifacts from around the world and there is just time for us to have a look around before our tour of the ground begins.

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An Australian cap ‘ the baggy green’ from the tour of 1948 to England.

There are also many commemorative items connected with Cricket like mugs and jugs

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