In 2016 the MCC Museum at Lord’s, the home of cricket, launched the exhibition “A Century of Cricket Games”. A large majority of the cricket board games on display came from my personal collection, which I have now donated permanently to the MCC Museum.
Over time I will add as many images as I can of the exhibition, the games that were on display, and excerpts from a special one-off day for MCC Members where myself, Gary Graber, the creator of Minden Playing Card Cricket, and many others presented on the subject, the history of board games. An excerpt of my speech can be read here.
Sadly, the hugely popular exhibition ended after five years, a record for an exhibition that was originally intended to only run for a year. While the plan was for it to end at the end of summer 2020, it’s sad it was cut short due to the global pandemic.
Here are a few of the images from the exhibition:
6 thoughts on “A Century of Cricket Games – Exhibition”
Trying to find Pavilion Cricket but I’ve never seen it listed on EBay and simply can’t find it anywhere. Does anyone know where it might be possible to purchase it?
Hi Geoffrey, I have a copy of the game but it is at Lord’s — you can see it in one of the above images — but I could get it back at some point over the next month or two and scan it. I have tried hard to find the person who published it, but it was back in 1991 so that a good 30 years ago 🙁 No luck so far.
I have added some images to the Pavilion Cricket page on this site:
And there is also a discussion amongst a couple of fellows who own copies of the game on The Home of British Replay Sports on Delphi. Perhaps they can help you or might be willing to sell you their copies? Worth a try.
Many thanks, Darren, and it would be good to have a scan if that is possible. The scans you have added have rather wetted my appetite! I will also try the forum.
I loved this game when I had it sadly I haven’t been able to find anywhere either I wonder do you have a scan of the scoresheet that was used for the game or know of anywhere I could find it
Hi Ernie, I am pretty sure there are some in the game so will try to scan those too. However from memory the scorecards are pretty standard cricket scorecards.
Hi Geoffrey sorry the ones I meant were the ball by ball scorecards
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