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A Portrait of Lord’s

200 Years of Cricket History

Adam Chadwick, Nasser Hussain (Foreword)

    ISBN: 978 1 85759 829 2

    Size: 248 x 200 mm / 7.75 x 9.75 in.

    Binding: Hardback

    Pages: 288

    In association with:

    Date published: May, 2013

    UK £35 /US $55


  • Acclaimed as the ‘best-written cricket book for years’.
  • Published to mark 200 years of Lord’s Cricket Ground moving to its famous London home
  • MCC’s Curator takes a fresh approach to Lord’s and its collections
  • 245 illustrations, most newly photographed for the book
  • ‘Exquisite’ reproductions of paintings, photographs, architecture, memorabilia and cricket events through the ages


In 1814 Thomas Lord founded what has become the world’s most celebrated cricket ground. To mark the 200th anniversary of moving to its famous London home, this book paints a new portrait of its colourful evolution. Delving into the private vaults at Lord’s, the story draws on the fantastic array of original treasures belonging to MCC. From W.G. Grace to Brian Lara, Thomas Lord to Sachin Tendulkar, this fresh approach draws out the highlights to capture the atmosphere within the hallowed walls. For cricket fan or would-be visitor, A Portrait of Lord’s introduces cricket’s fascinating links to art and architecture, empire and class, spirit and society, connecting the club, ground and game to the wider world. Written by MCC curator Adam Chadwick, it is the first book on the Lord’s collections for 25 years. It contains fresh photography of a wealth of recent acquisitions and commissions, enhanced by new research as well as contributions by Andrew Strauss, Andy Flower, Glenn McGrath, Angus Fraser and Nick Compton, who each provide a personal reflection on Lord’s. The Foreword is by Nasser Hussain.

Author information

Adam Chadwick is Curator of Collections at Marylebone Cricket Club.
Nasser Hussain played 96 Tests for England, including 45 matches as captain.