MCC Head Coach Mark Alleyne has backed Sarah Taylor to excel should she play men's county cricket next summer and insisted the idea should be taken seriously.
Ireland cricketer and YC Stuart Poynter has shunned the sun of the southern hemisphere in favour of a winter at Lord's ahead of a big summer in 2013.
MCC Young Cricketer Jamie Porter is just the latest in a long line of ambitious young English cricketers to swap the harsh realities of the British winter for the Australian sunshine in order to work on their game.
MCC Young Cricketer Sarah Taylor is the first player to take top-spot in the ICC Women's T20 batting rankings.
MCC's Universities scheme writes a number of unconventional cricketing stories - typified by Glamorgan's young quick bowler Mike Reed.
Twenty-year-old Zain Shahzad has been selected to join the MCC Young Cricketers next season after impressing MCC Head Coach, Mark Alleyne, during the 2012 Wisden City Cup competition.
Sarah Taylor, England Women's key player for the upcoming ICC World T20 in Sri Lanka, says joining the MCC Young Cricketers was the best decision of her career.
MCC played their inaugural fixture against a Tower Hamlets District Schools Cricket Association team captained by MCC Young Cricketer Dipayan Paul.
Dipayan Paul, the MCC Young Cricketer who won his place on the scheme after impressing in the Wisden City Cup last year, took match-winning figures on debut.
Tony Greig has used his 2012 Spirit of Cricket Cowdrey Lecture to urge cricket's global powerhouse, India, to show responsible leadership of the game.
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