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A special dining room

James Anderson in the Players' Dining Room
James Anderson in the Players' Dining Room

Former Australia bowler Shane Warne and England's James Anderson have both been singing the praises of the Players' Dining Room at Lord's.

You'd come to the ground looking forward to lunch

Known around the cricketing world for the superb food, all players that have the pleasure of playing at the Home of Cricket find themselves racing up the stairs at lunch and tea to tuck in to the famous Lord's food.

"It was always nice when it was a batting day," Warne - who played four Test matches at the Ground for the Baggy Greens - told Lord's TV.

Warne and Anderson loving the grub

"You'd come to the ground looking forward to lunch and hopefully the batsman scoring lots of runs all day.

"If you got hungry in between times, Pete - the roomie - would get you a cheese toastie! It was always superb."

Anderson, England's current opening bowler, echoed Warne's thoughts on a kitchen that is staffed by four MCC Chefs during the day.

"The desserts are the one thing that our fitness trainers won't be happy with," he joked.

The Lancashire paceman admitted he's favourites were the steak, lamb chops and a couple of bowls of prawns which always sit on the players' tables.

He added: "If we're [England] batting you'll generally see the four bowlers sitting round the table for a good forty minutes with a starter, main course and desert."

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