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Matches and Special Events

Throughout the year, MCC will host at Lord’s a variety of celebrations – on and off the field – which aim to bring the very best of Lord’s to Members, cricket lovers, history enthusiasts and the Club’s neighbours in and around St. John’s Wood.

From MCC v Rest of the World matches and a three-day festival of cricket, celebrating the Ground’s oldest fixtures, to a pioneering digital model illustrating how Lord’s has changed over 200 years, the celebrations will be broad and diverse.

Lord’s will also host a series of banquets and balls...but with a difference. For the first time, they will be hosted in a marquee on the outfield, looking out over the square, at the season’s end.

By happy coincidence 2014 also marks the 150th anniversary of the formation of Middlesex CCC, and it is fitting that Mike Gatting will serve as President during a year of such celebration for his two clubs.

Launching the Bicentenary

On the evening of Wednesday 5 February the President launched the Bicentenary celebrations in the Long Room and Museum.

For more information on the launch event click here.

Calendar of Matches and Special Events

Dates Event Venue Price
Weds 26 February Bicentenary Gala Dinner Long Room Pavilion  
Wednesday 5 March Bicentenary Gala Dinner Long Room Pavilion
Monday 19 May MCC Women v Rest of the World Women (50 overs) Lord's Ground

£15 General admission

£5 for under-16s

£7.50 for over-65s

Sunday 22 June MCC v Hertfordshire (40 overs) - Anniversary Day
Lord's Ground

£10 General admission

£5 for under-16s

£7.50 for over-65s

Thursday 3 July Bicentenary Match Dinner Nursery Pavilion £150 - Buy Now
Saturday 5 July MCC v Rest of the World (50 overs) Lord's Ground

Sold out

Tuesday 7 October Bicentenary Gala Banquet Outfield Marquee £180 - Buy Now
Wednesday 8 October Members' Banquet Outfield Marquee £150
Saturday 11 October County Members' Banquet Outfield Marquee £180
Sunday 12 October Local Residents' Lunch Outfield Marquee By invitation only
Monday 13 October Candidates' Banquet Outfield Marquee £160 - Buy Now
Friday 17 October Bicentenary Gala Ball Outfield Marquee £200 - Buy Now
Saturday 18 October Members' Ball Outfield Marquee £180
Sunday 19 October Local Childrens' Tea Party Nursery Pavilion By invitation only
Sunday 19 October Bicentenary Afternoon Tea Outfield Marquee

£50 standard

£59 champagne

Tuesday 4 November Lord's Tales Pavilion £25
Tuesday 11 November Lord's Tales Pavilion £25
Monday 17 November Lord's Tales Pavilion £25
Tuesday 25 November Lord's Tales Pavilion £25

A Celebration of Cricket

MCC v. Rest of the World matches

In the summer of 2014 MCC will invite the finest men’s and women’s cricketers from across the globe to help celebrate the Bicentenary of the Ground in the most fitting style possible – two MCC v Rest of the World matches

Buy tickets for MCC v Rest of the World matches.

Bringing the Bicentenary to Life

A Festival of Cricket

On 22 June 1814, MCC played Hertfordshire in the first match to be arranged at the new Lord’s Ground. Exactly 200 years later the two clubs will meet again in the culmination of a three-day Festival of Cricket which will also feature the two oldest continuously-played fixtures at the Ground – Oxford v Cambridge (Friday 20th June) and Eton v Harrow (Saturday 21 June).

For more information on the Festival of Cricket click here.

A Marquee celebration

Balls, banquets and dinners

During October, a marquee will be erected on the outfield of the Main Ground which will host banquets, balls and lunches for Members and Candidates, County Members, local residents and members of the public.

Over two weeks those who attend the events will be able to enjoy the experience of dining in unique surroundings on cricket’s most famous ground. At the two balls they will round the evening off in style in the Long Room transformed into a Ball Room.

Browse events and buy tickets online here.

Behind the scenes

Lord’s Tales

On four dates in November 2014, MCC Members and their guests will be invited to experience an intimate evening of entertainment in the Pavilion at Lord’s.

For more information on Lord's Tales click here.

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