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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Lord's celebrates it's 200th birthday with a star-studded clash in front of a sold-out crowd at the Home of Cricket.
Legends past and present take to the Home of Cricket to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Lord's.
An MCC side captained by Sachin Tendulkar will take on a Rest of the World XI led by Shane Warne.
With stars from around the world taking to the field in front of a full-house at Lord's, the match is sure to be a historic occasion.
Interval: 45 minutes between innings - 2:15pm approximately
Scheduled close: 6:30pm (appoximate)
Match conditions: 50-over per side match played in white clothing and with a red ball.
Prospects of play: Please visit our Prospects of Play page for more information.
Tickets: The match is sold out and there will be no ticket points open on the day. Any returned tickets will be resold on the Lord's Ticket Website, though these will be extremely limited.
Ground opening times: For Members of MCC, the Ground will open at 8:45am, and for all other ticket-holders the Ground will open at 9:00am.
Admission with alcohol: Each spectator is allowed a maximum of two pints of beer or 75cl of wine into the ground. Amounts of alcohol in excess of these limits will be confiscated as will the alcohol from any spectator who attempts to import it on re-entry to the Ground.
Food & drink: The new and improved Lord's Food Village will be open during the match, with the extended facility guaranteeing spectators the choice of delicious food throughout the day. In addition, public bars around the Ground - offering a selection of food and drink - will be open from 11:00am to the close of play. The Harris Garden bar at the Pavilion end will close for the sale of alcohol at 8:00pm.
The new Bicentenary Bar will also be in operation, under the Mound Stand. Built this winter to celebrate 200 years at the current Lord's Cricket Ground, the high-tech bar offers a range of ales - including the Bicentenary Ale - and offers gourmet pork pies and scotch eggs.
Travel: St John’s Wood is the closest tube station (approximately 5 minutes walk), and Warwick Avenue, Marylebone, Edgware Road and Baker Street are all within 15 minutes’ walk. A good service is due on London Underground lines, though it is worth checking on the TfL website on the day.
Around the ground: Entertainment will be provided around the ground by artists from the local community, who entered the 'Perform Live at Lord's' competition. At the Nursery End, King Solomon Academy, Fliss Fame Academy and the Nucleo Project will be performing before play, and Liberty Grant at lunch.
In addition to this, the John Barnes Outswingers brass band will be entertaining passers-by at the Pavilion End, as will guitarist Milan Ackerman.
Look out for: Even for seasoned visitors to NW8 there are some new features to look out for this summer. To mark the Bicentenary celebrations a digital sculpture has been installed behind the Allen Stand, near the Grace Gate, and board displaying the 11 shortlisted Wisden-MCC Photographs of the Year has been updated to reflect the 2013 winners.
The Bicentenary Mural will be unveiled during the innings interval. The pieces of artwork have all been created by children from schools in the local area, with the winning pieces symbolising different things that make Lord's special. MCC have worked with prize-winning artist Darren Baker, who delivered workshops at local schools and appeared on the judging panel. The final mural will be fixed to the Compton Stand.
A commemorative match programme, celebrating 200 years of Lord's, will be available for £8, featuring writing from Gideon Haigh and Mike Brearley among others. It will be sold from sales points around the ground, including scorecard sales booths, the Lord's Shop and by roaming vendors. In addition, scorecards will be sold for £1.
To mark the 200th anniversary of Lord's, each player who plays on the Main Ground during 2014 will be presented with a Bicentenary medallion. A presentation for each of the players in the match will take place on the pitch at the close of play.
Shopping & book signings: For those who want to take home a souvenir from their day at Lord's, there are three retail points around the Ground, with shops at the East Gate, Grace Gate and behind the Compton Stand. A range of celebratory Bicentenary year gifts and souvenirs are available, including a specially commisioned range of Bicentenary Fine Bone China inspired by the Player's balconies.
200 replica player shirts are available on a 'first-come, first-serve' basis from the Lord's shop - this is a never to be repeated offer.
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