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England cricketers greet Queen ahead of Ashes Test

England and Australia's cricketers were all smiles as they met the Queen before going head-to-head in another eagerly anticipated Ashes Test match in London.

The monarch walked out on to the famous pitch at Lord's cricket ground to meet the batsmen and bowlers who were lined up ahead of the day's play.

Queen Elizabeth II is introduced to the players on day One of the Second Investec Ashes Test. Credit: Adam Davy/PA Wire
Queen Elizabeth II is introduced to the players on day One of the Second Investec Ashes Test. Credit: Adam Davy/PA Wire

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Queen to visit Lords ahead of Ashes second test

The Queen will visit Lords cricket ground today ahead of the second Ashes Test between England and Australia.

The monarch will be presented to the players before play gets underway at 11.15am.

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Today The Queen, Patron of the MCC, will visit @homeofcricket for the first day of the England v Australia Test Match #TheAshes

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