MCC Museum and the Great War

The MCC Museum has a cabinet dedicated to the links between cricket and war.

And an honours board in the Lord's Pavilion that records the names of all the Club members who sacrificed their lives during the Great War.

The Great War Honours Board in the Lord's Pavilion

The Museum display contains various war-themed artifacts, including the below items relating to the Great War:

Bat of Sergeant J. Piggott 1917

Donated by A. Podmore

This bat was sent by Mr Lottinga from F. Hill, of MCC, to Sgt. Piggott in France. Damaged by shell-fire before being used a replacement bat was requested and duly sent.

Cricketers’ Tribute Button Badge 1915

Donated by the Army Museum

Tribute badges such as this were sold to raise money for soldiers wounded in the First World War. Cricket continued to be played during the war, often in aid of charity, and attracted royal spectators along with a galaxy of political and military notables.

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