Summertime in England… and football has been nudged aside to allow Cricket to take centre stage. The most important fixture on the calendar of our national summer sport is The Ashes, the contest between England and Australia
The Second Test Match takes places at Lord’s in north London this week. To mark the occasion, The Last Hour will dredge up a cricketing fact of the day every night this week.
We’ll be back again in the week of the 19th August when the 5th Test takes place at The Oval in south London.
(The Nightly London Photoblog will return next week)
Lord’s, the world’s most celebrated cricket ground, is named for Yorkshireman Thomas Lord (1755-1832). It was Lord who first acquired land to open a private cricket ground for the White Conduit Club, the forerunner of the famous MCC (Marylebone Cricket Club).
A London Walk costs £9 – £7 concession. To join a London Walk, simply meet your guide at the designated tube station at the appointed time. Details of all London Walks can be found at www.walks.com.