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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Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) – owners of Lord’s Cricket Ground – has today launched an innovative new Facebook app which allows cricketers and cricket enthusiasts from across the world to have their names digitally entered alongside their heroes on the iconic Honours Boards at Lord’s.
The brand new Facebook app gives players and fans of the game the opportunity to see their own achievement – whether it was a hundred or a five-wicket-haul – digitally inserted onto either the Home or Visitors Honours Boards. Once their name is on the Honours Board of their choice, users can post it on their Facebook profile, use the image as their Facebook cover photo or simply download the picture to keep as a lifelong memento.
MCC Head of Cricket, John Stephenson, said:
“Reaching the magic three figures or taking that special fifth wicket in any match is a wonderful feeling. For those lucky enough to do it in a Test Match at Lord’s there is the added incentive of getting your performance immortalised on the iconic Honours Boards in either the Home or Away Dressing Rooms, as Ian Bell, Joe Root and Ryan Harris have just done for England and Australia.
“The new Lord’s Honours Boards Facebook App launched today makes this a digital possibility for cricketers of all abilities and from across the world. So why not have a bit of fun and download the app, chalking up that century you scored at school, or that ‘five-for’ you picked-up for your club last weekend?!”
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