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England vs. West Indies, Lord's
17 May, 2012 - 21 May, 2012
Lord’s Cricket Ground
'The Home of Cricket', Lord's in north London, plays host to the opening test match of the season, against the West Indies.
Lord's was founded in 1787 and is owned by the influential Marylebone Cricket Club. As two touring teams, the West Indies and South Africa, are visiting the UK and participating in test matches in 2012, there will be two Tests played at Lord's in the summer, including this, the first of the season.
Lord's prides itself on being the guardian of the Laws of Cricket, and the world's oldest sporting museum is to be found here, as well as stunning architecture, both traditional (the Victorian Pavilion) and modern (the futuristic pod of the Media Centre), plus a well-known weather vane in the shape of Father Time.
Good views over the famously sloping field are found in the upper tiers of the Grand and the Mound Stands, although these are debentures and hence not readily available to the public; next best are Grand Stand seats.