Well it took three trips to London to find the time, but I have finally made my pilgrimage to the great Lord’s Cricket Ground at St John’s Wood in London, and for cricket fans like me, this is pretty much a religious experience. From the extraordinary documented history of cricket going right back to the 16th century, to the glory of the original MCC Long Room, to the view from the Balcony in the visitors’ changing room (most remembered as the place where Border applauded as the Aussies claimed victory in the Ashes in 1988) is just a phenomenal experience. Apparently I was more enthralled than most tourists, however, as the tour guide automatically kept asking me who the portraits on the walls depicted, and took me aside and said, “You’re a Member in Australia aren’t you?”. My Melbourne Cricket Club Membership slip must have been showing 🙂
We weren’t allowed to take photos from the Pavillion but we were able to take shots in the Museum and around the ground – something that is also going to come to an end as of February this year, so please enjoy these pics because they’re some of the last anyone will ever be able to take at Lord’s!
The last pic is of my new friend, Gubby, who is my Lord’s Cricket Ground Bear. Suffice to say, I’m a very happy cricket fan today 🙂