Thomas Lord
(1755-1832)

Died aged c. 77

Thomas Lord (23 November 1755 – 13 January 1832) was an English professional cricketer who played first-class cricket from 1787 to 1802. He made a brief comeback, playing in one further match in 1815. Overall, Lord made 90 known appearances in first-class cricket. He was mostly associated with Middlesex and with Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) as a ground staff bowler. Lord is best remembered as the founder of Lord's Cricket Ground.

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Commemorated on 3 plaques

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Thomas Lord laid out his original cricket ground on this site in 1787. The M.C.C. was founded here in the same year.

Dorset Square, London, United Kingdom where they laid out his original cricket ground

The birthplace of Thomas Lord 1755 founder of Lord's Cricket Ground

14-16 Kirkgate, Thirsk, United Kingdom where they lived and was born (1755)

Here lived Thomas Lord born in Thirsk, November 23rd 1755. He established the first ground known as Lords, the home of the M.C.C. in Dorset Square, St Marylebone in 1787 subsequently removing its turf to Regent's Park in 1811 and finally to St John's Wood in 1814.

14-16 Kirkgate, Thirsk, United Kingdom where they lived