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The Lord's Taverners is an Englishmarker charity dedicated to the promotion of cricket among young people. The name of the organisation derives from its origins; in 1950, a group of cricket-loving actors who regularly met at the Tavern pub in Lord'smarker to enjoy the day's cricket founded the Taverners club. The club's roster of present and former members is a veritable Who's Who of the English social and cultural scene.

These days, it is an officially accredited charity organization that raises funds to promote improved sports facilities and greater participation among young people, such as Capital Kids' Cricket particularly those with disabilities or special needs. In 2005 it distributed grants of £1.6 million. [179024] The Taverners also administers the "Brian Johnston Memorial Trust". It also funds and organizes an indoor Table cricket competition for young cricketers with severe physical and learning disabilities - the Lord's Taverners National Table Cricket Competition.

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The Young Lord's Taverners

The Young Lord's Taverners is the youth branch of the club. Its membership is represented by cricketers under the age of thirty-five.

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The Lady Taverners

The Lady Taverners is the ladies' branch of the club. It was established to maintain the tradition of granting honorary membership to the sitting Prime Minister; Margaret Thatcher had been elected premier in 1979 and the Lady Taverners were duly formed, with Mrs Thatcher as its first honorary member.


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