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The Five-Minute Bell

The ringing of the five-minute bell at Lord’s by an international cricketer, administrator or well-known enthusiast of the sport is a recent tradition introduced in 2007.

The bell, which is located outside the Bowlers’ Bar of the Lord’s Pavilion, is rung to signify the imminent start of play, and it has become a great honour to be invited to ring it on the morning of a Test match.

2018 Anya Shrubsole
Sanjay Manjrekar
Ted Dexter
  Azhar Mahmood
  Waqar Younis
Darren Gough
  Diana Keen
2017 Heather Knight
Graeme Swann
Clive Lloyd
  James Taylor
Graeme Smith
Henry Blofeld
Graeme Pollock
2016 Mushtaq Ahmed
Marcus Trescothick
John Hampshire
Wasim Akram
Matt Prior
Kumar Sangakkara
Brendon McCullum
Phil Neale
2015 Brett Lee
Simon Jones
Clare Connor
Ricky Ponting
Dickie Bird
Mark Nicholas
Colour Seargent Padam Gurung of the Royal Gurkha Rifles
  Mike Selvey
Mark Ramprakash
2014 Andrew Strauss
Sanath Jayasuriya
Marvan Attapattu
Phil Tufnell
Chaminda Vaas
Rahul Dravid
Stephen Fry
Claire Taylor
Kapil Dev
Sourav Ganguly
2013 Dennis Amiss
Andy Caddick
Jeremy Coney
Ian Smith
Steve Waugh
Mike Brearley
Rodney Marsh
Glenn McGrath
2012 Tony Cozier
Brian Lara
Chris Broad
Sir Richie Richardson
Tim Robinson
Yohan Blake
Peter Wilson
David Lloyd
Shaun Pollock
Dave Richardson
2011 Mike Atherton
Sidath Wettimuny
Arjuna Ranatunga
Mark Butcher
Kushil Gunasekera
Alec Stewart
Duncan Fletcher
John Edrich
Dilip Vengsarkar
David Boon
Giles Clarke
2010 Mike Denness
Bob Willis
Khaled Mahmud
Jonathan Agnew
David Morgan
Shane Warne
Mushtaq Mohammad
Justin Langer
Nasser Hussain
Michael Vaughan
Rameez Raja
John Barclay
2009 Michael Holding
Graham Gooch
Tony Lewis
Richie Benaud
Derek Underwood
Clive Radley
Geoffrey Boycott
Sam Loxton
2008 Tom Graveney
Mike Gatting
Charlotte Edwards
John Reid
Geoff Howarth
Neil Harvey
Barry Richards
Tony Lewis
Alan Davidson
Doug Insole
2007 Sir Vivian Richards
Nawab of Pataudi
Sunil Gavaskar
Patrick Eagar
Sir Alec Bedser
Sir Ian Botham
Peter Baxter

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