After the MCC’s refurbishment drive, women will be part of the iconic Lord’s honour board following the 135-year-old Marylebone Cricket Club’s decision to recognise centuries and five-wicket hauls in ODI cricket too.
Before only centuries and five-wicket hauls in Test matches found a mention on boards at home and away dressing rooms at Lord’s.
Sarah Taylor, Claire Taylor and Caroline Atkins will be among the England women to have their names eternalized for scoring ODI centuries at Lord’s with the veteran Katherine Brunt and Anya Shrubsole featuring on the bowler’s section. Shrubsole’s renowned for her 6 wickets for 46 in the World Cup final against India.
Guy Lavender, MCC chief executive and secretary said, “This is a landmark moment for Lord’s, with women’s cricket now documented in the dressing rooms for the first time.”
Michael Atherton, Ricky Ponting and Muttiah Muralitharan were amongst those who were featured to because of their ODI career rather than Test.
“We are delighted to now be able to recognise the same achievements for One-Day Internationals as we have done for Test Matches for many years,” said Lavender.
“The Honours Boards are amongst the most popular attractions for the many visitors to the Home of Cricket. There is a huge amount of prestige for players to see their name inscribed in history, so it is appropriate for a new installation of the boards to take place ahead of what will be such a busy year of cricket at Lord’s.”