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Recording Lord's memories

The famous Lord's Pavilion
The famous Lord's Pavilion

MCC have joined up with the Sporting Memories Network to collect people's favourite memories from Lord's on Anniversary Day.

In celebration of Lord's Bicentenary, the Sporting Memories Network are asking for MCC members, players and fans who have experienced playing or watching cricket at Lord's for their favourite moments from the Home of Cricket on Sunday 22 June.

MCC, featuring West Indies legend Brian Lara, will play Hertfordshire to celebrate the Ground's Bicentenary in an exact replica of the very first game that took place at the Ground in 1814.

Schoolchildren from St Augustine's in Westminster, along with 'Lord's Outfielders' volunteers will be on hand to record people's memories during the day.

MCC President and former England captain Mike Gatting told Sporting Memories Network that his favourite memory from Lord's was the 1983 Benson & Hedges Cup Final.

Gatting said: "When it comes to memorable matches at the Home of Cricket, certainly my first one-day final in 1983 when I was Captain against Essex in the Benson & Hedges Cup.

"It was quite an incredible game of cricket . Clive Radley top scored for us with 89 not out , but we otherwise struggled and only ended up with a total of 196 from our 55 overs.

"In those days you had a break after twenty overs in each innings. Essex had scored over 100 and only had one wicket down in reply after by the break.

"We were getting trounced. But all of a sudden it all turned round and in a very tight finish we managed to win by four runs in my very first final!

"We really had no right to win that game, it really was just an incredible game and feeling."

Read other Lord's Memories & submit yours here

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