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?!”
Notes to editors:
About MCC and Lord’s Cricket Ground:
- Founded in 1787 MCC is the world’s most famous and active cricket playing club.
- As well as fulfilling over 500 fixtures every year, in the UK and overseas, it also owns and maintains Lord’s Cricket Ground.
- By scoring a century or taking five wickets during a Test Match innings at Lord’s, a player ensures that his name is added to one of the famous Honours Boards in the Pavilion.
- The Honours Boards are positioned in the Home and Away Dressing Rooms, and provide a permanent reminder of the best batting and bowling performances in the history of the Ground.
- Sir Ian Botham appears on the collective Honours Boards most often – nine times as a bowler and once as a batsman.
- Both the Home and Away Dressing Rooms, where the Honours Boards are positioned, can be seen on an official tour of Lord’s.
- Tours run during the week at 11.00, 12.00 and 14.00. On Saturdays there are tours at 10.00, 11.00, 12.00, 13.00 and 14.00, and on Sundays there are tours at 10.00, 11.00, 12.00 and 14.00. The cost of the Tour for adults is £15 and for concessions is £9, but families can save £8 by buying a family ticket (valid for two adults and two children).
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