In 1975, Sunil Gavaskar opened the batting in a one-day international at Lords and hit just 36 not out from 174 balls. This was in reply to England’s 334 from 60 overs. It’s fair to say India lost the match.
Notts County Football Club used to share the ground with Nottinghamshire, but when the football and cricket seasons were considered to have become too overlapped (as far back as 1910) the football club moved a couple of hundred yards away to Meadow Lane.
Edgbaston hosts the record for the highest individual score in first-class cricket, when Brian Lara in 1994 made 501 not out for Warwickshire against Durham, which is the only quintuple hundred in first-class cricket history.
This is where it all began. The first-ever Test on English soil was played at The Oval in September 1880, resulting in an England win over Australia, with WG Grace scoring a hundred.
Headingley staged possibly the most dramatic comeback in Test cricket in 1981, when England dramatically beat Australia by 18 runs. Following on, England were 135 for 7 in their second innings, before the combined heroics of Ian Botham, with the bat, and Willis, with the ball, beat the odds to seal victory.