Strangely enough, two of the Test matches Australia have played at Lord’s weren’t actually against England, so this skews the record just a touch.
Way back in 1912, the Imperial Cricket Council scheduled a triangular Test series in England involving the hosts, as well as Australia and South Africa.
Prior to the series, there was a serious dispute between the recently formed Australian Cricket Board and a number of Australia’s top players. Captain Clem Hill came to blows over who should appoint the tour manager for the upcoming series. The resulting fracas and decision by the board saw Hill along with Warwick Armstrong, Tibby Cotter, Vernon Ransford, Hanson Carter and Victor Trumper all refuse to participate in the tour.
The England summer turned out to be partly ruined by the horrible weather, however an under strength Australian side managed to beat South Africa comfortably by 10 wickets at Lord’s.
It would be almost a century later before we saw another neutral Test match on English soil with Pakistan forced to move their home Test series against Australia in 2010 to the UK for security reasons.
Marcus North spun Australia to victory in the 1st Test at Lord’s claiming 6/55 in the second innings as the Aussies won by 150 runs. However, Pakistan hit back in the 2nd Test, rolling Australia for just 88 in the first innings at Headingley, to defeat them by 3 wickets.