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.
Former MCC Young Cricketer Alex Hales came agonisingly close to being the first England player to make a T20I ton as he helped them to victory over the West Indies.
Former England captain Tony Greig will deliver the 2012 MCC Spirit of Cricket Cowdrey Lecture from 6.30pm.
Cambridge and Durham MCC Universities will meet in the MCCU final at Lord's on Friday.
Seven MCC Young Cricketers and MCC Universities women are among the 14-player squad named in Charlotte Edwards' squad to face India in five ODIs and two T20Is.
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