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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The world’s most active cricket-playing club
Its teams play over 500 matches at home and abroad every year. The foundations of this programme are MCC's fixtures against schools and clubs throughout the United Kingdom each summer. No fewer than 280 of these games are against schools, from both the public and independent sectors.
In addition, MCC faces over 150 clubs on a regular basis; it also plays a pivotal role in many anniversary matches every season. At present, MCC teams are regarded as guests at these fixtures and, through the generosity of their opponents, there is no match fee for its players. (The Club's overall contribution to cricket does, though, amount to some £3 million per year.)
MCC is always keen to hear from schools where cricket is developing, as well as any club that would like to have MCC play a part in its anniversary celebrations. If you are interested in playing an MCC team, please email the Cricket Office.