The ‘Lords Cricket Ground’ located in St. John’s Wood in London is known as Mecca of Cricket because of its long and fascinating history which dates back to the 18th Century. Being the Home of Cricket, this has to be one of the most beautiful stadiums. Lord’s will also be hosting the finals of the world cup, 2019 which will be held starting 30th May.
Recently having completed its 200th anniversary in 2014, Lord’s has hosted over 2000 Test Matches. The ground is also known for sloping outfield and it’s iconic Honour’s Board which has the name of every cricketer scoring a century or taking a 5 wicket haul in the ground. The alluring view of the Worcester River can be seen from the stadium which will take your breath away.
The current ground is third and last of the grounds founded by Thomas Lord in 1814, on whose name the grounds have been given their name. The ground hosted its first test match in 1884, and then hosted many iconic finals, including the famous 1983 world cup, which India won.
Lord’s has seen some formidable cricket happening. Here are some stats of performances at this iconic venue:
Highest Total: 729/6 – Australia vs England, 1930
Highest Score: 333 – Graham A. Gooch, England vs India, 1990
Most Runs: 2015 – Graham A. Gooch, England, 1975-1994
Best Bowling: ov 20.5/8 – Ian T. Botham, England vs Pakistan, 1978
Most Wickets: 103 – James Anderson, England, 2003-2018
Highest Total: 334/4 – England vs India, 1975
Highest Score: 138 – Viv Richards, West Indies vs England, 1978
Most Runs: 595 – Marcus Trescothick, England, 2000-2006
Best Bowling: ov 9.2/5 – Daniel Vettori, New Zealand vs West Indies, 2004
Most Wickets: 27 -Darren Gough, England, 1995-2006
Highest Total: 199/4 – West Indies vs ICC World XI, 2018
Highest Score: 78 – Mahela Jayawardene, Sri Lanka vs Ireland, 2009
Most Runs: 98 – Mahela Jayawardene, Sri Lanka, 2009-2009
Best Bowling: ov 4.0/4 – Shahid Afridi, Pakistan vs Netherlands, 2009
Most Wickets: 8 – Shahid Afridi, Pakistan, 2009-2018