Victorian London - Publications - History - The Queen's London : a Pictorial and Descriptive Record of the Streets, Buildings, Parks and Scenery of the Great Metropolis, 1896 - Middlesex v. Surrey at Lord's (1895)

Lords Cricket - photograph


 Lord's Cricket Ground is the head-quarters of the Marylebone Club, by whom authority is exercised over the great national summer game. While the Oxford and Cambridge and Eton and Harrow matches attract more fashionable crowds, the Middlesex and Surrey match is, of all the inter-county fixtures, by far the most popular among Londoners generally. When the two Metropolitan elevens meet there is seldom a vacant place among the cheaper seats, whatever may be the case in the spacious Pavilion, which, by the way, was built in 1891. Our view is taken from near the south-east corner of the Ground. The match here shown in progress was won by the champion county with ten wickets to spare; Middlesex scoring 220 and 171, and Surrey 294 (Hayward 111) and 99 for no wicket.