Cricket is a game that’s only popular in a few counties in the world. Naturally England is home to some of the best cricket players in the world but countries like India, Pakistan, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa are always contenders to win games as well. While some compare it to the American national sport baseball there are great differences. We’ll take a look at some of the best cricket grounds in London. The city is home to a few superb cricket grounds. The Lord’s ground is home to the Middlesex County Cricket Club while the second most popular ground The Oval is home to Surrey County Cricket Club. Both of these venues are host to England’s international test matches. Here are the best cricket grounds in London.
This ground is named after Thomas Lord who was well known for his love of cricket but he was also a very capable businessman. He was born in 1755 in Yorkshire. The Lord’s ground is home to the Ashes Urn. It has a capacity of 28,000 people and there are plans that would perhaps increase this number in the coming years. Cricket fans can’t miss out on the opportunity to watch a game at this historic venue.
Visiting address: St. Johns Wood Road, NW8 8QN
As we’ve already mentioned in the beginning of the article The Oval is the home ground to the legendary Surrey County Cricket Club. It has a capacity of 23,000 and over its 150 year history it has been witness to some of the greatest matches in the world. Including England’s victory in the Ashes game in 2005. Unfortunately there are no more international or club games to be played in 2015 but keep an eye out on the fixtures for next season because it’s going to be a good one.
Visiting address: Kennington, London, SE11 5SS
The Walker ground isn’t as prestigious today as the previous two venues. But it was where great things began happening all thanks to the seven Walker brothers. In 1859 they established the Middlesex County Cricket Team which would be renamed to the MCC Club in 1864. It’s also known as the Southgate cricket ground. Middlesex played here in 1859 and only returned to the grounds in 1991. And it was only in 1998 when a first class match was played because of the plans to try and reduce dependency on the Lord’s ground.
Visiting address: Waterfall Road, Southgate, N14 7JZ