The iconic Lord’s to have a One Day International honours board

Brett Lee has two five wicket hauls at the ground and his 5-41 remains the best on the ground by an Aussie.

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A general view of the new Warner Stand opened by Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh at Lord’s Cricket Ground. (Photo by Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)

The Marylebone Cricket Club who owns the iconic Lord’s stadium has announced that a One Day International honours Board is all set to be put up at the stadium. The board will feature remarkable achievements on the ground by both men and women in the 50 over format of the game.

The Lord’s dressing room has the name of players who have taken a 5 wicket haul or scored a century on the ground put up on a board in the dressing room. But that board highlights only the spectacular performances in Test cricket. But in the latest meeting of the MCC, it was decided that a similar board will be introduced in the stadium which will have a list of similar achievements on the ground in the ODI format.

Anya Shrubsole’s 6/46 in the Women’s World Cup final will also find a place in the list when the board is put up. The Aussies have scored 5 centuries at the Lords, the latest being Ricky Ponting’s 111 run inning in 2005 which handed the Kangaroos a comprehensive 7 wicket win.

Graham Wood’s 114 not out in 1985 is still the highest ODI score by an Australian at Lords. Geoff Marsh played an 111 run knock in 1989 and remained unbeaten until the end. Andrew Symonds and Mark Waugh both have scores of 104 on the ground.

Brett Lee has two five wicket hauls at the ground and his 5-41 remains the best on the ground by an Aussie. Micheal Kasprowicz took 5-47 and Gary Gilmour recorded 5-48 at the ground. These are the only 4 instances where Aussies picked up a 5 wicket haul at Lords.

MCC’s statement:

“We are looking into an honours board in one-day cricket for everybody,” MCC chief executive Derek Brewer told the UK Telegraph.  “There are some practical issues we have to address first, such as where it will be situated and how long back in time we go but it is certainly on our minds and an ODI honours board for both men and women would be the way forward.” He concluded.