MCC Women first played on the Main Ground in 2014, when a squad faced a Rest of the World XI as part of the Club’s bicentenary celebrations, as well as an MCC regional match held in the same year. In 2018, MCC Women’s Day saw Middlesex Women playing on the Main Ground for the first time in their club’s history.
In 2019, Middlesex faced Surrey in the London Cup, but plans in 2020 had to be put on hold due to Covid-19. In 2021, two MCC teams – comprised of women’s players from across the country and named MCC Red and MCC Yellow for the purposes of the event – played the 100-ball format for the first time at Lord’s, ahead of the inaugural Hundred tournament.
Last year saw MCC Yellow defeat MCC Red, before Middlesex Women beat MCC Women by seven wickets. In the final game of the day, Naomi Dattani struck an unbeaten century for Sunrisers as they comfortably defeated an MCC Invitational XI.
This time around, two sets of MCC Playing Members will once again face each other under the guises of MCC Red and MCC Yellow in a T20 match, before the London Cup returns to Lord’s for the first time in four years.
Since the inception of the London Cup in 2015, Middlesex have won six titles to Surrey’s two, but the hosts will be eager to avenge a nine-wicket defeat at the Kia Oval last year.
Match 1: 11.00 – 13.45 - MCC Red v MCC Yellow
Match 2 : 15.15 – 18.00 - Middlesex Women v Surrey Women – London Cup
MCC will be providing live audio ball-by-ball commentary on both matches from Lord’s.
The commentary team consists of Alan Radford, Georgia Isaac, James Marshall, Isabelle Duncan and Nick Hedley.
You can also get in touch with the team via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sarah Ginn (c), Neetu Bhatia, Laura Crofts, Hannah Davis, Sally Dixon, Emma Elsom, Alice Fox, Alice Heap, Eloise Porter, Olivia Rae, Mia Rogers (wk)
Jennie Kitzinger (c), Matilda Callaghan, Sue Donaldson, Ariana Dowse (wk), Sarah Evans, Tina Gough, Lucy Horitz, Nikki Little, Rachel Potter, Krishna Shah, Abigail Whybrow
Umpires: Angela Tuff and Tina Semmens
Scorers: Alison Bruce and Julia Farman
Issy Routledge (c), Chloe Abel, Hermoine Baxter- Chinery (wk), Anisha Dissanayake, Bhavika Gajipra, Katie Green, Mariko Hill, Gemma Marriott, Sonali Patel, Riva Pindoria, Lucy Porter, Emily Thorpe
Amy Gordon (c), Izzy Berry, Maddie Blinkhorn-Jones, Thea Brookes, Emily Burke, Hannah Burridge (wk), Claudie Cooper, Laxmi Johal, Anjali Ketan, Priya Khatkar, Bethan Miles, Charlotte Stubbs
Umpires: Rehma Chandaria and Kylie White
Scorers: Carol Bryant and Sue Robinson