The topic of honors boards at Lord’s for Tests has been covered in this blog several times.
Now the authorities have announced that they would be adding honors boards for
ODIs and Women’s matches.
We start with the centuries in ODIs at Lord’s:
Here is the entire list of 30 centuries:
A total of 30 centuries have been made here. The highest is 138* by Vivian Richards in the final of the 1979 World Cup. Next is 137 by DL Amiss which was in the very first match of the inaugural match of the World Cup, and another 137 by ME Trescothick in 2001. You can see that Trescothick is the only one to score three centuries here.
Some of the earlier matches were of 60-over duration.
While World Cup matches have been played here in 1975, 1979, 1983 and 1999 (including the finals), none of the Champions Trophy matches in 2004 were played here.
We now list out the centuries in the way they would be listed at Lord’s. They would be in chronological order.
First, the centuries by the home team (15):
The highest is 137 by Amiss and Trescothick. Trescothick has 3 centuries and Gooch 2.
Atherton never scored a Test century at Lord’s, with 99 being is highest in 15 Tests. He does however have a century here in 1995.
There are 4 centuries against India, headed by Amiss’s 137.
Next, the centuries by the visiting team against England (11):
The record score by Vivian Richards is the first such score here.
No one has scored more than one century here.
RT Ponting never scored a Test century at Lord’s, with a top score of 42 in 4 Tests. He does appear here.
No centuries by India here. The highest such score is 90 by SC Ganguly on 5 Sep 2004. Next is 87* by M Kaif in the tri-series final on 13 Jul 2002.
Finally, the centuries by neutral teams (4):
The first is by CH Lloyd in the World Cup final in 1975.
The next two by Mark Waugh and Neil Johnson were in the same World Cup league match in 1999. Johnson’s 132* is the highest score here.
The highest for India was only 38 by K Srikkanth in the World Cup final on 25 Jun 1983. It was the highest score in that match. This is the only neutral ODI played by India at Lord’s.
In that match, the highest score against India was 33 by IVA Richards.
Next we will look at the 5-fors in ODIs at Lord’s. As you may guess, there are considerably less instances than centuries.