Paul Collingwood will ring the five-minute beLl on day three of the Specsavers Test Match between England and Ireland at Lord’s on Friday.
Collingwood, who made his international debut in 2001, went on to play 197 One-Day Internationals for his country, scoring over 5,000 runs and taking over 100 wickets. He played in Ireland’s first ever ODI in 2006.
He scored over 4,000 runs in 68 Tests, including a famous double-century in Adelaide in 2006 and was named one of Wisden’s five cricketers of the year in 2007.
He made the famous Lord's Honours Boards on two occasions. First in 2006 when he scored 186 against Pakistan, and then again the following year in 2007 with his 111 versus the West Indies.
The ringing of the five-minute bell at a Lord’s Test 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.
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