Cricket at Lord's

Lord's, Saturday 12th August 2017

Marlborough v Rugby

We are delighted to announce that to celebrate the 175th Anniversary of Marlborough College and the 450th Anniversary of Rugby School, the current 1st XI teams of both schools will play a 50-over cricket match at Lord's on Saturday 12th August.

This match was first played in 1855 and continued until 1972. After a gap of 45 years, we would like to invite all members of the Marlborough community to join us for this special occasion.


•    Gates will open at 10am
•    Play will begin at 11am and continue until 6.30pm
•    Lunch from 1pm to 1.40pm

General Ground Admission

Tickets can be purchased on the day from the Grace and North Gates. Seating will be available in various stands.

The cost for these tickets are:

•    £12 for Adults
•    £6 for O65s
•    £5 for U16s


Various Members' and Public Bars will be open for drinks and light refreshments from 11am to close of play. Lord's Tavern will be available for lunch and booking can be made by telephone on 020 7616 8689.

You may also bring your own picnics. The Coronation Garden behind the Warner Stand and the Nursery Ground at the opposite end the Ground will be open and spectators may picnic there (weather permitting).

Private Boxes

Private boxes in the Tavern Stand are also available to book for anyone who would like to. These boxes offer magnificent views over the pitch from the balcony seating area, located directly outside your Private Box. Each single box accommodates 12 for a sit-down meal or 18 for a buffet.

The cost of the boxes are £600 (for a double) or £300 (for a single) if booked by an M.C.C. Member; and £900 (for a double) or £450 (for single) if booked by a non-M.C.C. Member. This cost does not include the £12 ground admission. Catering is charged in addition to the box hire. An example menu can be found here and the drinks menu here.

If you would like more information or to book a box please contact James Glover at Lord's by email or on 020 7616 8756.

Entry to the Pavilion

Entry to the Pavilion will be available to Members of M.C.C. and Middlesex C.C.C. Members of M.C.C. may introduce up to four guests each. The minimum age of entry is 12 years and dress regulations will apply. Details of dress regulations can be found here.

Real Tennis

A real tennis match has been arranged between the OMs and Old Rugbeians to coincide with the cricket match. At present we have six pairs and play will start at 10 am and is likely to conclude around 4pm. The tennis court is located immediately behind the Pavilion. Spectators are extremely welcome.


Details on travelling to Lord's can be found here.