Eton v Harrow and Oxford v Cambridge games to remain at Lord,s until 2027

The world-famous Eton v Harrow and Oxford v Cambridge matches will remain at Lord's cricket ground until 2027, it has been announced.

The two fixtures, which have been played at the historic venue since their inception in 1805, are among the longest-running sporting events in the world.

The Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) has confirmed that the matches will continue to be held at Lord's until 2027, when the current agreement comes to an end.

The MCC said the decision has been taken to ensure the long-term continuity of the two fixtures, as well as to preserve the traditional atmosphere and ambience of the games.

The matches are among the most eagerly-anticipated events in the cricket calendar, with thousands of spectators gathering at Lord's for the occasion.

The Eton v Harrow match is the oldest and most renowned of the two, having been first played in 1805. It is traditionally held on the 1st and 2nd of June, with the Oxford v Cambridge game taking place on the 4th and 5th of July.

The MCC has also confirmed that the two matches will continue to be broadcast live on public television.

Speaking about the decision, MCC President Philip Hodson said: “The Eton v Harrow and Oxford v Cambridge matches are two of the most iconic fixtures in cricket and we are proud to be able to continue to host them at Lord's.

“We have worked hard to ensure that these matches remain at Lord's for the foreseeable future, and that the experience of attending the matches remains as special as ever.”

The news will come as a relief to many cricket fans, who will be able to continue to enjoy the spectacle of the two matches at the iconic Lord's venue for many years to come.