Lords is steeped in cricket heritage, but it’s also a leader in eco tech with ground-breaking initiatives to help the environment, including a new commitment against plastic.
The Marylebone-based ground has introduced a reusable cup scheme, added water fountains to encourage people to fill up their bottles (water will be supplied in cans) and has stopped supplying plastic straws.
In 2017 Lord’s become the country’s first cricket club to be run entirely on wind energy. The Warner Stand was redeveloped opening the same year and includes solar thermal and photovoltaic roof panels that generate electricity and hot water, while rain water is also collected and recycled by a water system.
A trip to Lords, based in Marylebone is a treat for any cricket fan, and if you always seem to miss out on Test Match tickets, try T20 Cricket, which is more fast-paced and exciting game to watch than regular cricket.
Each team gets just 20 overs to score as many runs as they can, while the opposition tries to bowl them out. The pace is incredibly fast – which makes it a good introduction to the sport for children.
The MCC Academy is open to the public and includes technologies used by players to improve their game, including Hawk Eye ball-tracking technology, and Pitch Vision technology, which provides feedback to players in real-time as they train.
Lord’s is hosting three Vitality T20 blast matches this summer. Tickets are priced at £25 for adults and £5 for under 16’s. Lord’s Vitality T3 Blast fixtures are 26th July: Middlesex vs Hampshire, 2rd August: Middlesex VS Sussex and 10th August: Middlesex Vs Essex Eagles, you can find out more at lords.org/t20