The Complete Lord's Tests


Rice, Jonathan

20/02/2014 | Hardback |

ISBN: 9780413777416

About The Complete Lord's Tests

Lord’s Cricket Ground is the most famous cricket ground in the world. It is the home of Marylebone Cricket Club (M.C.C.) and is variously described as the ‘cathedral of cricket’ and the ground at which all Test cricketers aspire to play and to play well. England’s first Test match at Lord's was played in 1884 and their opponents were naturally Australia but series between the two countries had not then become known as the ‘Ashes series’. England won that first Test match at Lord’s by an innings. The ‘Ashes’ Test match scheduled for July 2013 will be England’s 125th Lord’s Test and this book records that match and all the previous ones in a brilliantly descriptive history of Test cricket played at this iconic ground. This wonderfully illustrated book brings to life the historic and the contemporary and will most certainly grace the bookshelves of cricket lovers around the world. Also recorded are two Tests played between teams other than England, in 1912 and 2010, and one in 1970 which lost its Test match status much to the disappointment of one man.  


Jonathan Rice

Jonathan Rice is a writer on sport and popular culture, with a regular column in Wisden Cricket Monthly from 1982 to 1997. He is a member of MCC, Kent CCC, Surrey CCC, Heartaches Cricket Club, Saltwood Cricket Club and the Cricket Writers' Club. He has written numerous books including The Presidents of M.C.C. (Methuen), The Unforgettable Tests (Methuen), The Complete Cricketer (Blandford) and Curiosities of Cricket (Pavilion). He lives in Kent.



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