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Lords Cricket ground tour

25th July 2022

Master’s visit to Lords Cricket Ground

25th July 2022


The Master, Allan Fallshaw, organised an excellent day out to Lords Cricket Ground on 25th July.  Meeting at 11:15 at St John’s Wood underground, the Master escorted us down to the ‘Grace gates’ where we met with the rest of our party, which totalled 22 members and guests.

Entering the Ground we met Rod, our guide for the day.  Rod was a lively and entertaining guide, being not only having many years’ experience at Lords, but being an aficionado of Cricket, with a deep knowledge of its history.

First up we visited the museum which is home to the Ashes, the most famous trophy in Cricket (as well as the smallest!!), together with the ‘obituary notice’ from 1882, from which we obtain the term ‘The Ashes’.  In fact, the Ashes in the urn (if indeed there are any ashes) are not those from the England/Australia test match – but that is a story for another article!!

Leaving the museum we proceeded to the Pavilion, built in 1814, and encompassing the famous ‘Long Room’. Emulating the members at Lord’s we sat in the Long Room listening to our guide and looking out across the hallowed turf.

Completing our tour of the Pavilion we visited the Home and Visitors dressing rooms with their honour’s boards listing batsman with a century at Lords and bowlers with 5 wickets + figures.  The final stop on the tour was the media centre from which the ever-popular Test Match Special is broadcast on Radio, and the modern Shane Warne studio from which Sky Sports broadcasts its television coverage.

We finished our day at the Lord’s Tavern, built into the exterior of the Ground, for an excellent lunch.  We left well fed and full of fun facts and experiences from an excellent day.

Thank you, Master!!

Andrew Trapnell

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