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From the vault!

Features:

The John Arlott Papers - Part 3

photo of John Arlott

Presented here in full are all three pages of a potentially rare composition in which John Arlott suggests that children acquire much more than sporting proficiency when they learn the skills of cricket.

Monday, 27 June 2011

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Features:

Memorable sixes revisited and a tale from the Tavern

photo of The Trott benchmark.

With a little help from Google Earth, Vincent Miller has applied science and hearsay to reignite a futile debate.

Friday, 9 August 2013


Features:

Keepers of the ground

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Bluebells and swallows all hint at what is to come, yet it is the sight of groundsmen in wet-weather gear pointlessly tending to a water logged outfield that offers the greatest reassurance that summer beckons.

Friday, 5 July 2013


Features:

Rock the foundations - dismemberment of the old Lord's Tavern

photo of Last orders: the Lounge Bar 1965.

A way of life that had ebbed and flowed for close to a hundred years came to an abrupt halt in 1966 when demolition of the old Lord's Tavern and neighbouring buildings commenced.

Friday, 14 June 2013


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A day (or two) in the life of the former Lord's Tavern

photo of Inside the Lounge Bar. Access to the pitch-facing Lounge Bar could be gained from within the ground or from its own St Johns Wood Road entrance - an inner revolving door was locked to keep out passersby on match-days. The staircase above the patrons on the far right-hand side led to the upstairs Oak Room - to their left and just out of shot is the lockable revolving door.

Unlike its modern successor, the original Tavern at Lord's Cricket Ground overlooked the field of play - an ideal location for mixing cricket with pleasure.

Friday, 31 May 2013


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