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Lord’s fields heavyweight food supplies for 2016 cricket season

Lord’s hospitality
As the cricket season gets underway, Lord’s is busy preparing much more than just the hallowed turf.   With over 85,000 mouths to feed during one Test match alone, staff at the Home of Cricket also have cake, scones and bacon sandwiches to get ready.

And to mark the launch of the cricket season, Marylebone Cricket Club, the owners of the Ground, has revealed just how much incredible food and drink is produced at Lord’s.

During the five days of a Test match at Lord’s the hospitality team expects to serve:
• 10,000 afternoon teas • 50,000 scones and cakes • 2,500 bacon rolls • 13,000 lunches for members, debenture holders and hospitality boxes • 3,500 roast beef rolls • 15,000 glasses of Champagne • 21,000 pints of Pimms  

Over 3,000 customers per Test match will also be also served hot sandwiches, pork pies and homemade scotch eggs from the newest food outlet at Lord’s, WG’s, which is located right by the action under the Grandstand and named after the English cricketing legend Dr William Gilbert Grace.  

Catering for breakfast, lunches and dinners at Lord’s means buying in immense supplies including over a tonne of beef ribs, 400kg of bacon and 482kg of Scottish salmon for each day of a Test match.

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