England slumped to a second defeat at the ICC World Cup, losing by two-wickets to an inspired Bangladesh in a thrilling match in a frenzied Chittagong.
MCC are hosting a joint pre-season training camp for MCC Young Cricketers and a combined MCC Universities side in Abu Dhabi from 15-25 March.
Leeds/Bradford MCC University player Brad Kruger made his ICC World Cup debut for Netherlands in their five wicket defeat to hosts India.
England suffered another ICC World Cup fitness blow as Stuart Broad was ruled out of the tournament with a side injury. Chris Tremlett is likely to replace him.
Retirement does not appear to be sitting entirely comfortably on the broad shoulders of Andrew ‘Fred’ Flintoff, as he looks across the Lord’s outfield.
Former skipper Michael Vaughan has urged England gamble and take more risks in their pursuit of the ICC World Cup - insisting they can still come out on top in an open tournament.
Former MCC Young Cricketer (YC) Kevin O’Brien’s phenomenal innings of 113 from just 63 balls carried Ireland to a shock World Cup victory over a lacklustre England.
Kevin O’Brien’s former coach at MCC Clive Radley has hailed the Irish batsman as the hardest hitter of the ball he saw after his century against England.
Eighteen players with strong links to MCC will form the large part of the 29-man Unicorns squad - which will take part in the 2011 Clydesdale Bank 40 competition.
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