The Lord’s of Cricket

This is going to be a short post. As the ongoing second test between England and India happens at Lord’s, it was a nice coincidence that I came across this beautiful piece of art from the archives- a movie made in 1950, titled Cricket. Any guesses what it is about?

The movie is shot in and around Lord’s. The description reads-

As England battles it out against Australia at Lord’s cricket ground, skills both on and off the field are focused on, revisiting some of the greats of the sport’s history along the way.

Fun Fact: The Lord’s cricket ground is on a slope. There is a drop of 2.5 metres (8’2″) from the north end to the south end of the ground. Wikipedia says-

The Lord’s slope is often used to advantage by bowlers in cricket matches at Lord’s. Because of the slope’s angles, seam bowlers from the Pavilion End and swing bowlers from the Nursery End gain an advantage as the natural variation of the slope alters the bounce of the ball when bowling. The gradient of the slope is noted to affect right-handed batsmen more than left-handed batsmen as the ball naturally moves towards left-handed batsmen. Despite the advantages the slope gives to bowlers, some batsmen consistently make high scores when playing at Lord’s.

I cannot talk about Lord’s and cricket and not mention Sachin Tendulkar, can I?

And of course, Rahul Dravid!

That is all for today, from the world of cricket. Ciao.

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