Adrian Allinson at Lord’s

During the One Day International between England and South Africa on Sunday I found myself in a part of the Pavilion at Lord’s that I don’t normally go in. And there I found a group of 20thC pictures of cricket subjects. The one that caught my eye was by that rather unacknowledged English painter, Adrian Allinson. Born in 1890, he went to the Slade. He died in 1959. The picture in Lord’s is called “Cricket at Etruria, Stoke on Trent” of 1955 and was given to MCC by that great cricket supporter, Sir William Worsley. The picture in style and subject resembles work by Julian Trevelyan of the Potteries.