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The ultimate English cricket experience
ricket might be one of the strangest games on the planet (how can a match lasting five days end in a draw?), but even the most unenthusiastic sports fan would struggle not to get excited by a day out at Lord’s.
Located in St John’s Wood, central London, this is the Home of Cricket – and even England’s Australian nemesis Shane Warne admits that he can’t help feeling his “skin tingle with the history that breathes around the place”.
While it might be a difficult game to fathom, once thing we do know is that test cricket has a long history – Thomas Lord establishing his original eponymous cricket field at nearby Dorset Square in 1787.
Of course the modern day stadium, near Regent’s Park, has a full international schedule so there are plenty of opportunities to catch a Test match here.
If you do call in, don’t forget to visit the on-site museum, which is packed with fascinating memorabilia – like the now-stuffed sparrow that got ‘bowled out’ during a 1936 game – and pick up a USB memory stick from the shop (cricket bat-shaped obviously), which is pre-loaded with all the rules.
Maybe you can enlighten us when you’re done…