Wednesday 15 May 2013 

Lord's To Host Historic Matches For 200th Anniversary

Lord's To Host Historic Matches For 200th Anniversary
Lord's To Host Historic Matches For 200th Anniversary
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Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) will play two matches against a Rest Of The World team as part of its celebrations to mark Lord's' 200th anniversary next year.

Both the men's and women's MCC sides will play against the invitational sides and on the 200-year anniversary, MCC will play Hertfordshire - the same fixture that inaugurated Lord's on 22nd June 1814.

History will be created when the MCC Women take on a Rest Of The World Women side as it will be the first time either side has played on the Main Ground at Lord's.

With Middlesex also celebrating their 150th anniversary in 2014, there will also be a MCC XI v President of Middlesex's XI later in the year.

"Lord’s is a wonderful Ground and we want to share it with as many people as possible on the occasion of its 200th birthday," MCC President Mike Griffith said.

"The Club has put together a programme of diverse and unique cricketing and social events which I hope will appeal to Members and non-members, cricket-lovers and those new to the game.

"We may be commemorating the past, but there is so much new to celebrate too – it’s a great step forward for Lord’s to host the first ever MCC v Rest of the World women’s match, and by throwing open our doors on 22nd June we hope to bring the delights of Lord’s to many people who have never visited the Ground before."

© Cricket World 2013

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