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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In 2013 the Museum celebrates the 150th edition of Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack with a new exhibition, sponsored by J.P. Morgan.
Cricket’s Crown Jewels looks at the history of the world’s most famous sports book and also brings to light some of the treasures from the MCC Library and Archive.
The exhibition reveals some of the wide-ranging research which takes place in the Library and examines the stories told by a selection of key works from cricket’s vast literature.
As well as MCC’s historic full set of Wisden, items on display will include the copy of the 1939 Almanack kept by E.W. Swanton while a prisoner of the Japanese during World War II, and the Catapulta, the first bowling machine.
Cricket’s Crown Jewels is set to run throughout 2013 and is open to all visitors to the MCC Museum as well as those on the Lord’s Tour.
The opening of the exhibition