Lord's

Lord's : Cathedral of Cricket

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Containing over 150 illustrations, many of which are taken from the extensive galleries and archives of Lord?s itself, together with modern photography from the peerless Patrick Eagar, this follows the history of the ground from its foundation by Thomas Lord in 1787, through the twentieth century and right up to the present day. It includes visits by royalty, the Long Room?s role as an impromptu synagogue during the Second World War, the construction of the Media Stand and countless great occasions in domestic and international cricket. Sure to appeal to anyone who has an interest in the game, this is the story of the ground, the MCC and of cricket itself.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 196 x 248 x 24mm | 1,061.41g
  • The History Press Ltd
  • Stroud, United Kingdom
  • English
  • colour and b&w illustrations
  • 0752421670
  • 9780752421674

Review quote

This is a substantial work of some 80,000 words and over 150 illustrations, many of which will come from the extensive galleries and archives of Lord's itself. It follows the history of the ground from its foundation and throughout the twentieth century - including visits by royalty, the Long Room's role as an impromptu synagogue during the Second World War and countless great events in domestic and international cricket - and right up to the media-stand dominated present day and the 2000 Test against the West Indies. The history of Lord's is also the history of cricket and in particular that of the MCC, the game's most august institution, and Middlesex County Cricket Club.show more

About Stephen Green

Stephen Green has been the curator of the extensive Lord's archives for thirty years and is a widely acknowledged authority on the ground, the organisations that are based there and the game of cricket itself.show more

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