KEEPING LORD'S WORLD CLASS
Founded in 1787, Marylebone Cricket Club is the most active and famous cricket club in the world and owner of Lord's Cricket Ground - the Home of Cricket.
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MCC has paid public thanks to the Club’s groundstaff, whose outstanding work after the Olympic archery competition enabled Lord’s to host this Test Match just 13 days after the final arrow had been shot.
MCC Chief Executive & Secretary, Derek Brewer, will Mick Hunt, Adrian Morgan, Ian Butler, Shane Doherty, Ryan Le Roux, Liam Randall, Adam Thorne and Ash Tumu with programmes signed by a host of former cricketers cum broadcasters in a presentation at Lunch on Day five at Lord's. The Groundstaff were also presented with a bottle of Champagne.
The archery finished on 3rd August, and the stands on the outfield were dismantled by 6th August. The groundstaff, working with turf contractor Steven Pask, then had to transform the outfield back into a state fit for Test cricket through a major project of relaying, repairing and bedding in the turf. Around one-third of the outfield – some 7,000 square yards – had to be relaid and proven to be flat, safe and ready for international cricket.
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