RAJESH KUMAR - Cricket Statisticians
Lord's Through Time
by Anthony Meredith

Published by Amberley Publishing Ltd.,
The Hill, Merrywalks, Stroud,
Gloucestershire GL5 4EP

Website: www.amberleybooks.com

Alice Crick, Publicist's Assistant a.crick@amberley_books.com

Pages : 96

Price : Sterling Pounds Fourteen and ninety nine pence

ISBN: 978-1-4456-0637-8

Lord's Through Time is a fascinating selection of more than 180 illustrations, tracing some of the many ways in which Lord's has changed and developed over the last two centuries.

A member of MCC over forty years, Anthony Meredith has written widely on cricket, covering both the contemporary county scene and cricket history in the reputed magazine The Cricketer International. His previous two books on the game were The Demon and the Lobster (Heinemann, 1987) and Summers in Winter (Methuen, 1990).

Over the years, many books have been written about Lord's Cricket Ground, one of the most famous sporting venues in the world. The Ground's illustrious history stretches back two hundred years but Anthony Meredith offers something new - a personal Vade Mecum, telling the story of the ground from his own particular association with it, both as a spectator and journalist.

Anthony Meredith's fresh and unconventional approach not only elucidates with great clarity the iconic ground's complicated history, but seeks to get to its very soul. It is both a celebration of all that Marylebone Cricket Club has achieved over the years and, at the same time, food for thought on the game's future.

Commenting on the recent developments, Meredith says: "Lord's in the new millennium has further developed its facilities: floodlights have been installed for a five-year trial; much better drainage has resulted from the re-laid playing area; the new Bar and the Brasserie beside the Grace Gates are much appreciated; and the multi-million-pound upgrade of the fabric of the Pavilion, with the creation of a charming roof terrace and the return of the twin turrets as viewing platforms, must surely have made the MCC membership waiting list all the longer.

Attractively laid-out, well-illustrated, logically organised. An excellent production indeed!