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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In late 2012 the MCC Committee approved the Club’s first ever Strategic Plan.
The ten-year plan was compiled after consultation with staff, members of several MCC committees, ECB, Middlesex CCC, ICC and Westminster City Council.
It sets out MCC’s overarching mission – to be the finest cricket club in the world, working for the good of the game – and the goals and strategic priorities which must be realised to fulfil that mission.
MCC may be a private members’ cricket club, but it is also a multi-faceted organisation with responsibilities – from the maintenance of Lord’s as the Home of Cricket to the guardianship of the Laws of the game – that give it a reach way beyond its four walls in St John’s Wood.
It is also, with an annual turnover approaching £50 million, a significant commercial operation, and, with increasing competition for major matches from other venues across England and Wales, it is imperative that MCC forges financial and operational strengths.
Consequently, MCC’s three goals are:
In order to realise these goals, the Club identified six strategic priorities: