Test Matches at Lord's

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This may be a misconception on my part but it seems to me that England's Test Match track record at Lord's is abysmal. Can any Bill Frindalls out there verify this? My copy of Wisden is sadly 15 years out of date.
 
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Awesome link, many thanks! Well, it was a bit of a misconception on my part, but England's record at Lord's over the last 30 games is still pretty mediocre: W12, L11, D7.
 

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Lord's has a very unique atmosphere---none......far too toffee-nosed and not accepting of new-age cricket fans..........................
 
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I used to go to Tests and County games at both Lord's and The Oval during the '60s and '70s and liked them both but for very different reasons. Obviously, as a Middlesex fan, Lord's is my home ground and it's much easier to get beyond the general patronizing air of the place (especially in the tavern) if it's your cricket equivalent of GP. The Oval, mostly because of its Kennington location and the skeletal presence of the gasometer, was much grittier and down to earth. Also, because the final test of the series was played there - often with the series on the line - the games were usually more memorable.
 
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