Theresa May spotted watching England play cricket at Lord's


Theresa May took time out from running the country to watch England playing cricket at the sport's spiritual home.

The Prime Minister, a keen fan of the game, was at Lord's to see England take on Pakistan in a one-day international.

Mrs May has previously revealed that one of her sporting heroes is former England batsman Geoffrey Boycott because of the way he "solidly got on with what he was doing".

The Prime Minister, who returned to work from her summer holiday in Switzerland on Wednesday, is the latest in a series of senior Tories who have been been known to enjoy a day at the cricket.

Former PM Sir John Major, whose love of cricket saw him write a history of the sport, went to the Oval to watch his beloved Surrey on the day after he lost the election which saw Tony Blair replace him in Number 10 in 1997.

Mrs May's former Cabinet colleague Ken Clarke - with whom she clashed on a number of occasions - is also a regular spectator at Trent Bridge in Nottingham.

In 2010 he lost the key to his ministerial red box while watching an England v Pakistan test match at the ground, which is in his Rushcliffe constituency.