Last Call for Lord’s Dinner - 30th September
The Stamford Endowed Schools are proud to announce their inaugural Long Room Dinner at Lord's Cricket Ground on Thursday 27th October 2011.
Guest speaker for the evening will be Geoff ‘Dusty’ Miller (Head of Selectors) and to conduct proceedings will be Gladstone Small (Ashes Hero).
The evening will be a landmark event in the history of Stamford School and promises to be an evening not to missed.
The Lord’s Long Room Dinner plus visit to the home dressing room – dress code strictly black tie
|6.30 - 7.30pm||Home Dressing Room visit and pre-dinner drinks reception with unlimited house wine, beer and soft drinks|
|7.30 - 11pm||Three course dinner* with coffee and petits fours with entertainment form Geoff Miller, auction followed by raffle prize draw.|
*Half a bottle of house wine and mineral water per person included
Tickets for the evening will be limited and will be on a first come first served basis. The invitation is intended for current parents, Old Stamfordians, obvious connections to the schools and of course their guests that they may wish to invite. Please click on the booking form.
Former England cricketer, who played in 34 Tests and 25 ODIs for England from 1976 to 1984. Geoff is now Head of selectors for the England team and is reputed to be the best cricketing speaker in the world.
Lord’s Cricket Ground
The most famous cricket ground in the world, Lord’s is a place where legends are made. A sporting icon, it is steeped in history, charm and glamour, not just on match days.
The Long Room
"The most evocative four walls in world cricket", the Long Room is situated in Lord’s pavilion. Players walk through the Long Room on their way from the dressing rooms to the middle. The walk from dressing room to cricket field at Lord's is notoriously long and complex.
Members of the MCC and their guests have free access to the room during match days and will often greet Australian batsmen with "witticisms ... like 'See you soon'". On this point, Australian Justin Langer, described walking through the Long Room like "being bear hugged by an invisible spirit".
The Dressing Room
The world renowned Lord's Dressing Room occupied by the England team for many famous victories (and one or two infamous defeats!). Step onto the balcony for an amazing view of the ground from on high, and sit where a batsman nervously waits his turn to play. Check the Honours Boards for your favourite player: has he scored a century or taken five wickets in an innings at Lord's? Note some of the performances of past and current greats, from Hedley Verity's 15 wickets against Australia in 1934, to Graham Gooch's 333 runs against India in 1990. Can you spot which all-rounder has made it on there nine times?
I do hope you can attend and be part of this historic event. Please note all fundraising for this event will go towards Prostrate Cancer and The 2012 Barbados Cricket Tour on a 10% and 90% split, respectively.