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Lara at Lords for bicentenary game

Former West Indies batsman Brian Lara will play at Lord's this weekend. Credit: ITN

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 hosts launch of Disability Cricket Championships

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.

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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

Become the new 'Voice of Lord's'

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.

Cricket stars embark on five-day charity bike ride

Ashes legend Andrew Flintoff will join riders on the third leg of the trip Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

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.

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Queen greets cricketers at Lord's

The Queen has met England and Australia's cricketers before the start of the second Ashes test.

England captain Alastair Cook introduced the Queen to his players who hold a 1-0 lead going into the eagerly anticipated second test.

Britain's Queen Elizabeth meets England's players. Credit: REUTERS/Philip Brown
ritain's Queen Elizabeth meets members of the England cricket team before play on the first day of the second Ashes test Credit: REUTERS/Andrew Winning
Queen Elizabeth II walks through the Long Room inside the Pavilion at Lord's Cricket Ground Credit: PA Wire


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

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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