Sunday, 8 September 2013

A Special Day Out

Many venues describe their grass as 'hallowed turf' and this is surely some of the most legendary ...
but where is it?

Well here we are at the front of the members pavilion, at Lords cricket ground - the home of cricket.
We ignored the fact that  as Surrey supporters of course we think that the Oval is the true home of cricket
(especially as it was the first ground in England to host international Test cricket in September 1880).
But Lords is the most famous ground of all and the staff there were so friendly and couldn't have been more helpful.

Thanks to a kind collaboration of ShootingStar CHASE and the MCC
we, and several other families supported by SSC, were treated to a fantastic box...

an amazing menu ...

an exciting days cricket (Middlesex v Somerset) ...

and a guided tour of the museum and ground (here is the back of the media centre).
Photography is not allowed in the museum but we saw the actual Ashes urn and a bat and boots used by W G Grace!  

We didn't go hungry!

'W G' in a lovely, leafy corner of the ground.