Test match diet of the cricket fan

Test match cricket at Lord's Scoffing your face on cucumber sandwiches in the clubhouse of your local cricket club is par for the course during a day of cricket and as England’s players take part in the first Lord’s Test match this season, it has been revealed just how much cricket fans devour over the course of a five-day Test match at the famous ground.

These are the fans who opt for hospitality and let’s face it, that usually means you’re eating and drinking all day and can forget to watch the cricket. But nevertheless, the numbers are mind-boggling, or maybe even a little stomach-churning.

To mark the launch of the new season, Marylebone Cricket Club, the owners of the ground, has revealed just how much incredible food and drink is produced at Lord?s.

According to the club, during the full five days of a Test match at Lord?s the hospitality team expects to serve up a whopping …

? 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 Pimm?s

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 prepare.

Over 3,000 customers per Test match will be 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 W.G. Grace.

And the numbers keep mounting up as catering for breakfast, lunches and dinners throughout the Test match means buying in huge supplies including over a tonne of beef ribs, 400kg of bacon and 482kg of Scottish salmon for each day.

With all that on offer it’s a wonder anyone has time to watch the actual action …

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