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Cricket Hospitality - The First Test Match

Harry Francis

Harry Francis


Test Cricket Hospitality

At DTB Sports and Events we’re proud of our cricket hospitality expertise and our corporate hospitality and private party experiences.

We believe that you’ll relish every moment of one of our cricket hospitality packages at the iconic Lords Cricket Ground as the impressive England and South Africa take to the pitch for the 1st Test on the 6th July. We’d love for you to be there.

Test Cricket:

  • The oldest form of international cricket.
  • Highly tactical. It tests the cricketer’s skill and technique.
  • Features aggressive placements and hostile sections of play.
  • Test cricket matches take up to five consecutive days.
  • There are two innings from both teams. The highest scoring side wins.
  • Fixtures undecided after five days of play are declared a draw.
  • Players are in traditional white attire and use a red ball.
  • T20’s and ODI’s feature limited overs, multicoloured uniforms and a white ball.

Lord’s - Did you know…?

  • Today’s Lord’s Cricket Ground is the third incarnation of the venue.
  • The first match played at the first Lord's Cricket Ground in Dorset Fields (now Dorset Square) was in 1787 between Middlesex and Essex at the newly built ground.
  • The cricket ground proved popular and increasingly profitable for a wine trader named Thomas Lord, possibly because the entrance to the ground was through his shop.
  • From 1787, and Marylebone Cricket Club’s creation, it became the premier club in the country; the MCC defined the rules of cricket and still do.
  • In 1809 Lord discovered a new site on the Eyre Estate in St. John’s Wood. The two grounds ran simultaneously at first but in 1811 the Dorset Field’s ground closed.
  • The second Lord’s Cricket Ground lacked the appeal of the first and the landlord didn’t like a tavern on his land. As the alcohol was deemed a necessary part of the entertainment it was a bone of contention.
  • 1812 saw the happy day when Lord learned that a canal was due to be created across the ground. The club relocated to today’s Lord’s Cricket Ground, still in St. John’s Wood.
  • The first match to be played at this Lord’s Cricket Club was in 1814.
  • The 100th Test was played between England and the West Indies in 2000, England won.
  • Thomas Lord passed away in 1832.
  • Middlesex County Cricket team have called the Lord’s Cricket ground home since 1877.
  • The club fought off an 1888 attempt to build a railway on the land.
  • In 1949 Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, became MCC President.

As leading sport event hospitality specialists, we’re offering an exceptional cricket hospitality package for the 1st Test at the Nursery Pavilion.

  • Top category seats in either the Mound Stand or Grandstand.
  • Cricketing celebrity speakers.
  • Tea, coffee and a bacon roll on arrival.
  • Three course lunch with selected wines and coffee.
  • Afternoon tea.
  • Complimentary bar, includes champagne, throughout the day.
  • Televisions showing play.
  • Event management professionals in attendance.
  • An official match programme.
  • Commemorative pass and event documentation.

Place your trust in our cricket hospitality experts’ hands. You’ll be bowled over!

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