Lord’s ground witnesses ‘largest cricket lesson’, creates unique world record
Lord’s cricket ground entered the Guinness World Record list for conducting the largest cricket lesson at a single venue, beating the previous mark held by the Sydney Cricket Ground.cricket Updated: Jul 18, 2017 09:06 IST
Lord’s is considered the home of cricket. It is a venue where every cricketer aspires to see his/her name on the famous honours board of achievements. Now, Lord’s has entered the Guinness World Record.
On Monday, almost 580 children, mostly from the Chance to Shine schools in England, arrived at the venue for a 30-minute cricket lesson. During that period, children performed bowling and fielding drills at the ground. The cricket lesson was led by Charlotte Edwards, considered to be one of the greatest women cricket players along with former England pacer Isa Guha. The children were attempting to break the record for the largest cricketing lesson in a single venue.
A Guinness World Records adjudicator was present to ensure all rules were adhered to and finally, the confirmation came that Lord’s had entered the Guinness World Records. The number of 580 beat the previous mark of 488 at the Sydney Cricket Ground in 2016.
It's official! We've beaten the Aussies and have set a new Guinness World Record! 💪🎉🙌🏏 pic.twitter.com/yZqOzAGZIs— Chance to Shine (@Chance2Shine) July 17, 2017
Speaking after the event, Edwards said that it was an amazing experience and that beating the Guinness World Record set by Australia gave her immense pleasure.
The year 2017 is proving to be a cricketing extravaganza for England. After successfully hosting the ICC Champions Trophy, they are hosting the ICC Women’s World Cup and the hosts are in a good position to enter the final. Currently, the England men’s team are playing South Africa in a four-Test series and they are currently tied 1-1.