Our 2019 Lord’s Long Room Lunch will see our panel focus on a huge summer of cricket featuring the England vs Australia Test series for the Ashes urn!
We are delighted to be running our annual Long Room Lunch in the hallowed environs of the spiritual ‘Home of Cricket’. This year’s event will see a stellar panel discussing their careers and giving their thoughts on the thrilling prospect of the upcoming Test series against Australia for the Ashes, and the rest of the summer’s line-up of international action.
We will be confirming a world class panel in due course, but it will feature some key personalities from past Ashes battles!
Our host for the day is SKY Sports’ David Fulton, and with a delicious lunch and complimentary bar, and a live performance from talented classical crossover artists Annalise Whittlesea and Ceri-Ann Gregory, this is a day that will live long in the memory for your guests.
The Long Room at Lords: Renowned as “the most evocative four walls in the world of cricket”, the Long Room in the Lords Pavilion has been at the epicentre of the game for time immemorial. Artwork from across the centuries adorns every wall, with the haughty gazes of the likes of WG Grace and Sir Jack Hobbs mingling with more modern icons of the game, such as Sir Ian Botham and Shane Warne. The service and catering in the Long Room are of the very highest calibre, as befits such a magnificent venue; you and your guests are sure to be enchanted by the whole experience.
Special Guests: We will be announcing our panel before the end of the year, but past names include the likes of Alistair Cook, Stuart Broad, Michael Vaughan, James Anderson, Graeme Swann, Graeme Smith and Glenn McGrath. With the main focus being on the upcoming Ashes series, we will definitely be featuring previous Ashes legends from both England and Australia. It is sure to be fascinating to hear from some of the game’s biggest personalities.
MC: David Fulton: A right-handed batsman, David enjoyed a 15 year career with Kent, playing in 200 First Class matches with an average in the high 30s, and over 100 limited overs games. His best professional season came in 2001, when he scored an incredible 1892 First Class runs at an average of just under 76, being crowned Player of the Year by the Professional Cricketers’ Association. Since retiring as a pro, David has forged a career as a cricket journalist, appearing regularly on Sky Sports’ cricket coverage. In 1993 he took the catch to dismiss Viv Richards in his final First Class innings!
Live Music: Annalise Whittlesea & Ceri-Ann Gregory: After captivating guests at our event at the Long Room last year, we are thrilled to welcome back Annalise and Ceri-Ann to entertain us once again. Classical crossover performers with a unique style and flair, you will be amazed by the uplifting talents of our two vocalists. The beautiful classically trained singers have been entertaining audiences around the world for a number of years, putting a classical spin on contemporary hits, with stunning results.