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What was the Bicentenary?

2014 was a historic year for MCC as the current Lord's Cricket Ground celebrated its 200th year.

The Bicentenary of the Home of Cricket launched in Febuary by the Club's President for 2014 Mike Gatting and the party continued through a memorable summer to the Autumn, when the final events took place.

In addition to hosting two MCC v Rest of the World matches, which brought together some of the biggest names in men's and women's cricket, there were balls, banquets and a range of other events both on-and-off the pitch throughout the year.

The general public joined MCC Members in the celebrations, particularly on Anniversary Day, June 22, when the doors of the famous Pavilion were thrown open to all as MCC - featuring Brian Lara - took on Hertfordshire in a repeat of the first ever fixture at the Ground.

Later in the year pop legend Bryan Ferry was the star attracion at the Club's Bicentenary Gala events, performing live in the Long Room to more than 350 people, who had first enjoyed a banquet on a special marquee erected on the outfield in front of the Pavilion.

And the special celebrations were rounded off in November as MCC staff donned historic costume to play the part of Lord's characters from the past two centuries and bring the history of the Ground to life in a unique way.

Watch Lord's evolve over 200 years

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