MCC is thrilled to confirm several additions to the fixture list for Lord’s for the upcoming 2021 season.
There are a variety of regular fixtures confirmed for the summer, as well as some matches that will be played at the Home of Cricket for the very first time, both forming part of the Club’s commitment to hosting a range of different levels of cricket at Lord’s.
In addition to the international and domestic fixtures that have already been announced, MCC will welcome Wales on Thursday 15 April, and host the third MCC Women’s Day on Thursday 29 April with the format for this match to be confirmed in due course.
May sees two long-running fixtures take place – both of which had to be cancelled in 2020 due to the pandemic. Eton v Harrow, which was first held at Lord’s in 1805 and is one of the longest running annual sporting fixtures in the world, is on Saturday 22 May whilst Oxford v Cambridge renew their Lord’s rivalry the very next day.
MCC will take on the National Asian Cricket Council (NACC) on Friday 18 June. MCC has staged a number of fixtures against the NACC since 2018, but this will be the first time that their side has featured on the Main Ground at Lord’s.
A familiar fixture in the shape of MCC Schools v English Schools Cricket Association (ESCA) will be held on Tuesday 7 September, before MCC Men’s T20 Finals Day follows a day later.
The Voneus Village Cup Final, which has been played at the Home of Cricket since 1972, was the only non-professional match to take place at Lord’s in 2020 as Colwall of Herefordshire defeated Redbourn of Hertfordshire in the final. The fixture returns on Sunday 19 September, before MCC play the Champion Club team from 2021 on Tuesday 21 September.
These matches sit alongside fixtures that have already been announced, including two England LV= Insurance Test Matches against New Zealand and India, a Royal London One-Day International between England and Pakistan, The Hundred – including both men’s and women’s finals, and Middlesex home matches in the Vitality Blast and LV= Insurance County Championship.
Lord’s will also play host to the Bob Willis Trophy Final for the second time, after Essex claimed victory in the inaugural final in 2020.
Lord's 2021 fixtures in full can be seen below.
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