Lord’s has been the spiritual home for cricket since it was founded by Thomas Lord in 1787; the grounds hosted their first cricket match on this day in 1814, between Marylebone Cricket Club and Hertfordshire.
The Lord’s Cricket Grounds are also home to the world’s oldest sporting museum. The museum contains hundreds of years of celebrated cricket memorabilia, including the Ashes urn. Arguably, the grounds are also characterised by The Pavilion which hosts the famous Long Room. The Pavilion was built in 1889 and has subsequently been listed as a Grade 2 building.
Throughout the year, Lord’s hosts a series of test matches, one day internationals and Middlesex home matches. The grounds also play host to the finals of the National Village Cricket competition and the longest permanent fixture that has been hosted at The Lord’s Cricket Ground is the annual Eton versus Harrow match which began in 1805.
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