The Ashes - Second Test

Will the match be affected by rain? Check the weather forecast.

With the earliest known match taking place in June 1814, Lord's Cricket Ground is widely referred to as the 'home of cricket'. However last year, it became more well known for hosting the London 2012 Olympic Archery event.

England and Australia cricket teams will this year be reclaiming the ground for cricket, as the Second Test match of the 2013 Ashes series is being played at Lord's between 18-22 July. With a capacity of over 28,000 there will be large crowds turning out to cheer on the teams.

Having won the first test by 14 runs, England will be looking for a second victory, while Australia will fight to make it one test each.

The weather has a huge impact on cricket. To learn more look out for our weather infographics, and keep an eye on the forecast below to see how play may be affected.

Visit our YouTube Channel to watch the latest forecast for the second Ashes test match at Lord's.

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18-22 July - Check the weather forecast for Lord's Cricket Ground before heading to London for the Second Test of the 2013 Ashes series.

Lord's Cricket Ground is also home to the world's oldest sporting museum. It is this museum that holds the 11cm urn that is believed by some to be the trophy of the Ashes series. The urn was in fact originally presented to Ivo Bligh, the captain of the English Cricket Team during the 1882-83 tour, as a gift by a group of Melbourne women. It is thought that this urn contains the burnt remnants of a cricket bail, and as such it has come to represent 'The Ashes of English Cricket'.

Of the sixty-six series so far played Australia have won 31, England 30, while the other five have been drawn. Shane Warne, the Australian bowler, is the highest wicket taker in the Ashes series. He had taken 192 wickets during the course of his Ashes career before retiring from international cricket in 2007.

The most wickets ever taken in a day during an Ashes test series was at Lord's in 1888, when 27 wickets were taken.

The Ashes Second Test Infographic The Ashes Second Test Infographic

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In the video below Mick Hunt, Head groundsman at Lord's, explains some of the extreme weather conditions they've experienced at the grounds and how they plan ahead for important matches.

Lord's cricket ground - weather and planning
Mick Hunt, Head groundsman at Lord's, explains some of the extreme weather conditions they've experienced at the grounds and how they plan ahead for important matches.
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For more information about Lord's cricket ground visit the official Lord's website.