Middlesex batsman Ryan Higgins might have feared a duck when he came to the crease against Sussex, but he can't have predicted a seagull would cause him problems.
When he connected with a shot in the Twenty20 clash at Hove on Friday, everyone thought it would fly for six.
But it struck a seagull instead and landed just yards away on the ground. The seagull was, apparently, unharmed and the batsmen made just two runs.
For the first time since 1987, spectators will be allowed to watch the match from the outfield in front of the Grand Stand.
Entry requirements for the Ground's Victorian Pavilion - usually reserved for MCC Members - will also be relaxed, with 500 tickets for general members of the public.
Former England internationals John Emburey, Paul Nixon, Matthew Maynard and Dean Headley will be giving masterclass sessions in the MCC Academy during the afternoon.
And bat-makers Hunts County will be hosting a bat and ball making workshop on the Nursery Ground, where spectators will be able to try their hand at putting together their own cricket bats and balls.
MCC Head of Cricket and captain for the match, John Stephenson, said:
MCC v Hertfordshire was the first ever match played at the current Lord's Ground on June 22nd 1814.
The Marylebone Cricket Club had previously been based in the Eyre Estate of St John's Wood, but decided to move after plans emerged for the Regent's Canal to be built straight through it.
Brian Lara retired from international cricket in 2007 and says that he's missed playing at Lord's.
West Indies cricketing legend, Brian Lara, is set to play at Lord's this weekend, as part of celebrations marking the grounds' 200 year anniversary.
The batsman will turn out for the Marylebone Cricket Club on Sunday, as they take on Hertfordshire in a unique fixture in Lord's bicentenary year.
He will also play in the MCC v Rest of the World fixture on Saturday 5th July, alongside the likes of Sachin Tendulkar and Shane Warne.
Lord's cricket ground is hosting the launch of the Disability Cricket Championships today. The event is aimed at getting more than 600 disabled Londoners to take part in the sport.
Speaking to ITV News, Former England cricketer, Ebony Rainford-Brent said:
"The aim is to give more competitive opportunities for disabled people. At the moment, particularly with cricket there are one-off festivals here and there, but we want to really create competitive opportunities regularly throughout the year."
If you want to get involved contact Lord's Taverners on 020 7821 2828, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
ITV London has been to speak to Johnny Dennis, the current 'Voice of Lord's', about the search for his successor and his memories of more than 30 years working at the Home of Cricket.
See Luke Hanrahan's report at 5.50pm on ITV.
A host of cricket stars are due to embark on a 441-mile charity bike ride from Durham to Lord's today.
Riders will set off from Emirates ICG this morning and take in a number of England's cricket grounds during their five-day journey, including Chester-le-Street, Headingley, Old Trafford and Trent Bridge.
They're aiming to raise £200,000 for the Tom Maynard Trust and PCA Benevolent Fund.