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Day one - what you might have missed Published: 12 June 2014

Dom Joly (right) pledges his support to Team Shane for July 5
Dom Joly (right) pledges his support to Team Shane for July 5

Lords.org looks back at day one of the Investec Test match between England and Sri Lanka, bringing you some moments you may have missed from the Home of Cricket.

"Hello!"

Despite admitting to not being a big sports fan, comedian Dom Jolly - who knew better than to answer his phone in the Lord's stands - was lapping up the sunshine and enjoying the cricket.

The 46-year-old, who left his son at home despite protestations, regaled us with stories of playing for Lebanon against Jordan and his love of Australia legend Shane Warne.

Listen to the full interview below.

While you were sleeping

Lord's is one of those special sporting grounds that is just as special empty as when pack to the rafters.

The below photo, taken at dawn, of the Ground on day one of the English Test summer qualifies the above statement. Quite simply, gorgeous.

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"The names Bell, Ian Bell"

Oscar winning director Sam Mendes took some time out of his busy schedule to spend the day enjoying the cricket with MCC President Mike Gatting.

He confessed to breaking into the hospitality boxes in his youth, but would not offer any shot when we asked him which cricketer would be a good James Bond.

Listen to the full interview below.


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