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Last Updated: Saturday May 24 2003 11:26 GMT

The history

Cricket slips

Cricket as a sport has been around for hundreds of years in some form or another, but the laws of the game were only written down in 1788, a year after the group that run the sport was founded.

They are called the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) and are named after the original location of their headquarters and the first cricket ground, Lords which was in Marylebone in London.

Often called the home of cricket, Lords was named after the man who built the ground, Thomas Lord.

In 1814 Lords moved to St John's Wood in London where the ground still stands to this day.

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