Lord’s is considered as Mecca of Cricket. MCC, in partnership with children’s charity Chance to Shine, broke a Guinness World Record for the ‘largest cricket lesson (single venue)’ at Lord’s on Monday 17 July.

On Monday, almost 580 children 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.

Charlotte Edwards, a long-time Chance to Shine ambassador said: “It was brilliant to see so many young people having the opportunity to play and learn through cricket and beating the Guinness World Record set by the Aussies at the Home of Cricket was the icing on the cake!”

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.