Thomas Lord      

Full name Thomas Lord

Born November 23, 1755, Thirsk, Yorkshire

Died January 13, 1832, West Meon, Hampshire (aged 76 years 51 days)

Major teams Epsom, Middlesex

Also known as Tom Lord

Height 5 ft 9 in

Relation Son - T Lord jnr

Thomas Lord
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 59 107 16 899 68 9.87 0 3 17 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI 5w 10
First-class 59 0+ 0+ 148 7/? 5 0
Career statistics
First-class debut Middlesex XI v Essex XI at Lord's (Old), May 31, 1787 scorecard
Last First-class Marylebone Cricket Club v Middlesex XI at Lord's, Aug 14-16, 1816 scorecard
Profile

Thomas Lord was a bowler - both slow and quick - but his major mark on the game was not as a player but as the founder and operator of the world's most famous cricket ground. His once-wealthy Yorkshire family had forfeited their possessions for supporting Bonnie Prince Charlie in 1745 and it was in Norfolk that he was educated and where he learned his cricket. He moved to London as a bowler and general attendant at the prestigious White Conduit Club in Islington, and while there he was asked by the Earl of Winchilsea to find a new place for the club to play. With such powerful backing, he secured land at Dorset Square and opened his first ground in 1787, and the newly-formed MCC played there. Lord enclosed the land and charged sixpence for entry.

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2006

The three sites of Thomas Lord's cricket ground

The three sites of Thomas Lord's cricket ground

© Marylebone Cricket Club

1816

Thomas Lord. This portrait, which hangs in the pavilion at Lord's, was painted by Morland

Thomas Lord

© Marylebone Cricket Club

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