Interesting facts you should know about Lord's Cricket Ground

On this day in the year 1884, the first ever Test match was played at Lord’s between England and Australia. England went on to beat the Aussies by an innings and 5 runs. On this occasion, we give you some interesting trivia about the London-based cricket venue.

A view of Lord's during a Test match
A view of Lord's during a Test match. Pic/ AFP

>> Lord’s is named after the founder Thomas Lord and is owned by Marylebone Cricket Club.

>> Lord’s is popularly known as the ‘Home of Cricket’

>> First established in 1814, the ground has a capacity of 28,000.

>> The first match played at the venue was between Marylebone and Hertfordshire in 1814.

>> Lord’s has also accommodated other sports besides cricket – a baseball game during World War I and Archery at the 2012 London Olympics.

>> Lord’s celebrated its 200th anniversary in 2014. Marking this occasion, Marylebone Cricket XI captained by Sachin Tendulkar played against Rest of the World XI captained by Shane Warne.

>> Graham Gooch has the most Test runs (2,015), centuries (6) and the highest individual score (333) at the venue.

>> Glenn McGrath has taken the most Test wickets (26) at the venue.

>> The highest team score recorded at Lord’s is 729/6 decl. by Australia against England in 1930.

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