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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Local community members aged 65-and-over attended Silver Sunday at Lord's on 6 October, enjoying an inter-generational cricket match, a bespoke tour of the Ground and traditional afternoon tea.
Silver Sunday offered more than 100 over 65s in the area the chance to keep active in body and spirit, try new things and meet their neighbours.
The successful community event, a City of Westminster initiative, marks the first of many similar projects which will be delivered at the Home of Cricket in 2014.
The teams competing on the field consisted of players from the local Tri-Borough wards of Westminster, Hammersmith & Fulham, and Kensington & Chelsea, in addition to including several MCC Playing Members.
The event was enhanced throughout the day by the support of MCC staff volunteers, and employees of Club partner, J.P. Morgan.
Overseeing proceedings were the Lord Mayor of Westminster, Cllr Sarah Richardson, and Cllr Christabel Flight.
Silver Sunday at Lord's
"It was fantastic to see so many local people enjoying a day out at the Ground, many of whom had either never been inside the gates, or had not done so for over 50 years," he said.
"Feedback during and after the day has been very positive.
"Thank you to everyone at Westminster City Council for helping to deliver the event and to all the volunteers from both J.P. Morgan and MCC.
"Silver Sunday is a superb initiative, and it has given the Club an excellent base from which to build on its community engagement and volunteering programmes in 2014."
Book Afternoon Tea in the historic Pavilion.