MCC members might raise a few eyebrows at the prospect of their hallowed turf being graced by anyone other than cricketers.
But Lord's will find itself used for target practice if London wins the right to host the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics.
Its central location, international prestige and first-class facilities made Lord's an obvious target for London's Olympic bid team.
They plan to stage archery in front of the famous pavilion, with enough seating for 6,500 spectators.
New portable pitch technology could allow groundstaff to safeguard the wicket by lifting it and moving it to the Nursery End during the Games.