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England v Sri Lanka - What you might have missed Published: 31 May 2014

Eleanor Oldroyd with MCC President Mike Gatting
Eleanor Oldroyd with MCC President Mike Gatting

Lords.org looks back at the Royal London ODI between England and Sri Lanka bringing you some moments you might have missed from the Home of Cricket.

The beeb's finest

Not content with getting up at 4am to present BBC Radio 5 Live's breakfast show this morning, Eleanor Oldroyd popped into Lord's to spend the day with the first cricketer she ever interviewed, MCC President Mike Gatting.

Oldroyd - who has worked on BBC Test Match Special in the past - chatted about her love of Wisden and the 1970s West Indies side.

Listen to the full interview below.

Time lapse, glorious time lapse!

In the build up to a major match at the Home of Cricket, the place is abuzz with activity. And none more so than in the final few hours before the game starts.

With players warming up, ground staff doing their final preparations on the pitch, broadcasters getting their cameras ready and fans getting into their seats, it's a busy morning!

Watch a time lapse of the mayhem on the Lord's YouTube channel below.

99 not out

There was a special guest in the Grand Stand today, as 99-year-old Commander John Manners popped into the Ground that he first played at in the 1930s.

Manners, who served in the Royal Navy, remembered coming to Lord's in the days when the grass was dried out by August, cricketers wore flannel trousers, proper shirts with collars, and of course, no helmets.

Listen to the full interview below.


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