KEEPING LORD'S WORLD CLASS
Founded in 1787, Marylebone Cricket Club is the most active and famous cricket club in the world and owner of Lord's Cricket Ground - the Home of Cricket.
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Welcome to Marylebone Cricket Club - better known, throughout the cricketing world, as MCC. Founded in 1787, MCC is the world's most famous cricket club.
Today, MCC's role remains as relevant as ever. From guarding the game's Laws to safeguarding its Spirit, and from promoting cricket to young people to looking after Lord's, MCC is committed to the good of the game.
MCC's teams play around 500 matches a year. They set off for overseas tours to destinations as diverse as Tanzania and Cyprus to help increase cricket's international appeal; and its women's side have more and more matches too.
It is always busy at the famous old ground too. Lord's hosts: Investec Test matches; NatWest One Day Internationals; Middlesex's Twenty20, County Championship and CB40 matches; as well as the showpiece finals for the Clydesdale Bank 40, Minor Counties Cup and National Village Cricket Championship.
Moreover, Lord's stages many events off the field including the annual Spirit of Cricket Cowdrey Lecture - part of the Club's worldwide campaign to ensure that a great game is always played in a truly sportsmanlike way.
Looking to the future, MCC is investing heavily in Lord's to ensure that the ground remains world-class, as well as world-famous. For example, the Club has installed a video analysis suite (including 'HawkEye' and PitchVision technology) in the MCC Cricket Academy.
Such projects follow MCC's completion, at the start of the 2005 season, of a multi-million pound project to restore its famous Pavilion (a listed building) to pristine condition.
Lord's hosted the Archery Competition at the 2012 London Olympic Games.