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MCC Touring Programme

MCC undertakes numerous overseas tours to help develop the global game. MCC's touring programme currently takes in four men's tours a year, and one women's tour every other year

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A 13-man squad departed Lord’s for Amsterdam, where MCC are playing a series of fixtures against strong opposition.

The squad is made of MCC Playing Members who play across the country in various ECB Premier Divisions, the highest standard of club cricket in England and Wales.

Oliver Haley, who plays for East Molesey in the Surrey Premier League and has previously played in the Home Counties and Birmingham Premier Leagues, will captain the side.

Tour Manager is Phil Nicholson, of Washington in the North East Premier League and formerly of Northumberland CCC.

The Club will face CTC De Flamingos in three separate T20 matches across the week. De Flamingos are one of the oldest clubs in the Netherlands, having been formed back in 1921.

They have faced MCC at several venues over the years and played the Club at Lord’s in 2022, losing by 90 runs.

Netherlands ‘A’ are MCC’s opponents in two 50-over matches, and with the country currently sitting 14th in the ICC One-Day International rankings, the ‘A’ squad will provide a stern test.

There will be two venues used for the tour. The VRA Ground in Amstelveen is the most famous ground in the Netherlands, having hosted a match in the 1999 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup and it was the venue for three ODIs against England in 2022.

Voorburg Cricket Club, situated in The Hague, will also play host to MCC and is another ground in the Netherlands which has hosted ODI cricket.


Monday 27 May
CTC De Flamingos v MCC
Voorburg Cricket Club – 2x T20s


CTC De Flamingos won the first game by 5 wickets - scorecard.

MCC won the second match by six wickets - scorecard.

Tuesday 28 May
Netherlands ‘A’ v MCC
VRA Ground, Amstelveen – 50 overs


Netherlands 'A' won by DLS method - scorecard.

Thursday 30 May
Netherlands ‘A’ v MCC
Voorburg Cricket Club – 50 overs

Friday 31 May
CTC De Flamingos v MCC
VRA Ground, Amstelveen – T20

The squad for this tour is: Phil Nicholson (Tour Manager), James Brown, Jack Bruce, Richard Grant, Benjamin Cochrane-Price, Thomas Hafil, Oliver Haley (c), Peter Lambert, Alexander Money, Carlos Nunes, Sam Perry, Samuel Rattle, Andrew Reid Dick, Matthew Wareing, Michael Bradshaw (Umpire).

MCC recently returned from a tour to Rwanda, where they competed in fixtures against the national side, as well as development and age-group teams. MCC also worked alongside the MCC Foundation in helping to deliver valuable coaching sessions.

These tours are invaluable to both our members and the host countries and this was the first of 5 tours that MCC will undertake in 2024.

Saturday 24 February
Rwanda Under-19s v MCC
Gahanga International Cricket Stadium – 20 overs

Result: MCC won by four wickets - Scorecard

Sunday 25 February
Rwanda Under-19s v MCC
Gahanga International Cricket Stadium – 50 overs

Result: MCC won by 129 runs - Scorecard

Tuesday 27 February
Rwanda Under-19s v MCC
Gahanga International Cricket Stadium – 50 overs

Result: MCC won by six wickets - scorecard

Wednesday 28 February
Rwanda U19/U17/U15 MCCF Select XI v MCC
Gahanga International Cricket Stadium – 20 overs

Saturday 2 March
Rwanda ‘A’ v MCC
Rwanda Senior National Team v MCC
Gahanga International Cricket Stadium – both matches 20 overs

The squad for this tour is:

Samir Pathak (Tour Manager)
Oliver Bocking
Jed Cawkwell
Pieter Daneel (w/k)
Jonathan Dewes
Darren Eckford
Ben Figueriedo
Abeed Janmohamed (c/wk)
Shaftab Khalid
Scott O’Leary
Ben Shepperson
Thomas Simeons
Ashley Sivarajah
Michael Wood
Vinoj Srinivasan (Umpire).

In the final trip of the 2023 MCC Overseas Touring Programme, a squad of players departed Lord’s for Kenya for a two-week men’s tour of the African country.

A strong squad of 13 players, plus a Tour Manager and Umpire, travelled to Nairobi as the Club began its longest tour of the year, which comprises of eight matches. Previous overseas tours in 2023 have seen men’s squads travel to Belize, Austria and Greece, and a women’s squad to Germany.

This will be the strongest men’s squad that the Club has toured with this year, with several current and former first-class players included for MCC’s first trip to Kenya since 2018, having previously not toured there since 1999.

The squad will be captained by former Kent and Leicestershire all-rounder Darren Stevens and led by Tour Manager Arfan Akram, who sits on the MCC Committee and served on the Players & Fixtures sub-committee between 2013 and 2016, having played over 100 games for the Club.

Stevens can boast over 16,500 first-class runs and nearly 600 first-class wickets in a decorated career spanning more than 25 years.

He is joined by two former Kent teammates – Marcus O’Riordan, a batter who featured in the LV= County Championship and Metro Bank One-Day Cup this year, and Adam Ball, a former England Under-19s left-armer.

Current Derbyshire and former Hampshire batter Harry Came, who averaged 43.43 across 11 matches in this year’s County Championship, boosts the first-class experience, with the remainder of the squad consisting of players who have regularly played county second eleven, National Counties and ECB Premier League cricket.

In the eight games that MCC will play across the fortnight, the formats will vary between 20, 30 and 50-over matches. The action will begin in Nairobi, and move north to Nakuru, before a coastal trip to Mombasa is bookended by further matches in the capital.


Saturday 4 November
Kenya Kongonis Cricket Club v MCC – in memory of Simon Prodger - Match Tied - Scorecard
Nairobi Club Ground – 30 overs

Sunday 5 November
Kenya XI v MCC - Match Postponed due to rain
Ruaraka Sports Club Ground, Nairobi – 50 overs

Monday 6 November
EACDT XI v MCC - MCC beat EACDT XI by nine wickets - Scorecard
Jaffery’s Sports Club, Nairobi – 30 overs

Tuesday 7 November
Rift Valley Sports Club v MCC - Match Postponed due to rain.
Rift Valley Sports Club, Nakuru – 20 overs

Friday 10 November
Kenya XI v MCC - Match Abandonded due to rain - Scorecard.
Shree Cutchi Leva Patel Samaj Ground, Nairobi – 20 over floodlit match

Saturday 11 November
Kenya XI v MCC - Match Postponded due to rain 
Simba Union Club, Nairobi – 50 overs

Sunday 12 November
Coast Cricket Association v MCC - MCC won by 105 runs - Scorecard
Mombasa Sports Club, Mombasa – 20 overs

The squad for the tour is: Arfan Akram (Tour Manager), Adam Ball, Harry Came, Alex Evans, Simon Fernandes, Tushaar Karia, Abhishek Kulkarni, Cillian McDonnell, Charles Page-Morris, Marcus O’Riordan, Darren Stevens, Jack Tector, Finlay Yates, Chris Whittock, Neil Bainton (Umpire).

The squad, captained by Fabian Taylor and led by Tour Manager James Nicholls, will play four T20 matches during the tour, opening with a match against the Greek national team, before facing a selection of well-established clubs from the island of Corfu.

All four scheduled matches will take place at the beautiful Marina Cricket Ground in Gouvia, Corfu, which has previously played host to men’s T20 International matches involving Greece, Bulgaria and Serbia.

The squad will also train with the Under-19 National Cricket Academy at the Liston Cricket Ground in Corfu Town, as MCC continues its work to help develop the global game in areas of the world where cricket is less prevalent.

The Hellenic Cricket Federation (HCF) celebrated its two-hundredth anniversary earlier this year, marking the first cricket match played in Corfu between officers of the British Navy, and the island has remained the home of Greek cricket ever since.

The game continues to grow elsewhere in the country, but Corfu remains a popular touring destination for clubs from all over the world and Saturday morning cricket is a prominent feature in the historic old town.

The HCF can boast an established men’s national team, ranked 82 in T20Is by the ICC, whilst their women’s national team played their first T20Is last year.

Sunday 10 September
Greece v MCC – Greece beat MCC by 21 runs
Greece v MCC – MCC beat Greece by 48 runs

Monday 11 September
Byron CC v MCC – MCC beat Byron by nine runs

Tuesday 12 September
Corfu XI v MCC – Corfu XI beat MCC by 20 runs

Wednesday 13 September
Hellenic Cricket Federation XI v MCC – MCC beat HCF by 10 wickets

The squad for the tour is: James Nicholls (Manager), Fabian Taylor (Captain), Gareth Clough, Mark Fowler, Luke Jarvis, Alexander Knapman, Ryan Lewis (wk), Steven Mehra, Hugh Pilkington (wk), Harry Smallwood, Steve Stacey, Hugh Thomas, James Thompson, Ed Young, Charles Fellows-Smith (Umpire)

MCC continued its Overseas Touring Programme for 2023, with a women’s squad departing Lord’s for Germany.

The Club has already toured both Belize and Austria this year, with men’s squads embarking on trips to both countries, and now a squad of 12 women’s players, plus a Tour Manager and Umpire, will travel to Dresden for a four-day tour.

The squad, captained by Hazel Lovegrove and led by Tour Manager Sinead Goodden, will play both the Germany and Austria national teams in T20 matches across the course of the short tour, as well as facing a DCB Development Team with some of the country’s up and coming young players involved.

As MCC tours are designed to help develop the global game in areas of the world where cricket is less prevalent, the squad will undertake a coaching session with women and children from the Saxony region of Germany during the trip, of which Dresden is a part of.

MCC last toured Germany in June 2017 when a men’s squad helped prepare the national side for some important upcoming fixtures, and the Club documented the trip via its YouTube channel HERE.

Thursday 10 August
MCC v Austria – MCC beat Austria by 56 runs

Friday 11 August
Germany v MCC – MCC beat Germany by 15 runs

Saturday 12 August
MCC Yellow v MCC Red (training match) 

Sunday 13 August
Germany v MCC – Germany beat MCC by 20 runs

The squad for the tour is: Sinead Goodden (Tour Manager), Hazel Lovegrove (Captain), Rachael Potter, Charlotte Bawden, Gabrielle Dunnage, Rachel Bellamy, Emma Elsom, Anna Healey, Felicity Bennett, Sybil Stacpoole, Isabelle Gurney, Alice Heap, Megan Burton, Laura MacLeod (Umpire)

After a recent successful tour to Belize, MCC will be continued their overseas touring programme with a trip to Austria.

The tour is a short one in comparison to other MCC tours as it will last less than a week, however there is a sole focus on T20 cricket for this trip to help prepare their hosts for an important upcoming tournament – the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 European Regional Finals.

Austria, who are ranked 43rd in the ICC Men’s T20 rankings, enjoyed success in Finland earlier in the qualification process when they won the Europe Sub-Regional Qualifier B, defeating Norway in the final in Kerava.


Monday 29 May
MCC v Austria  - MCC (189-3) won by 51 runs
MCC v Austria - Austria (162-8) won by 11 runs

Tuesday 30 May
MCC v Austria (x2)

Thursday 1 June
MCC v Austria (x2)

Karl Pearson (Manager), Gareth James (Captain), Kieran Burge, Joshua Cantrell, Dominic Chambers, Ed Ellis (wk), David Heavyside, Aparajit Khurana, Neil Longhurst, Darryl Rebbetts, Nicholas Taylor (wk). Malinda Chaturanga Thotiwilage, Joe Stanley, Jamie Batten, Richard Ellis (Umpire).

The squad took on all four nations who are competing in this year’s tournament as they aim to qualify for the latter stages of the competition.

The touring squad will be captained by Steven Reingold and Tim Cooper is the Tour Manager for the trip.

Former Glamorgan batter Reingold recently made a half-century in the MCC Men’s Day fixture at Lord’s, and also in the squad is Josh Knappett, formerly of Worcestershire and currently working in a High Performance Coaching role at Middlesex. Several other members of the touring squad also possess experience in the first-class game.

As with all MCC overseas tours, there will be an emphasis on coaching in local schools and clubs, as well as umpire education, with two sessions dedicated to the training of local officials.

Fixtures (All T20)


Belize 164 beat MCC 79 by 85 runs

Group stage:

MCC 194/5 (S Reingold 55*) beat Belize 2 58 all out (W Purser 5/6) by 136 runs

MCC 97/4 (H Killoran 46*) beatt Belize 1 92 all out (J Newland 4/21) by 6 wickets

MCC 74/3 beat Mexico 70/9 (J Newland 3/15) by 7 wickets

MCC 215/5 (L Bose 126*) beat Costa Rica 41 all out (S Reingold 3/3, W Purser 3/7) by 174 runs


MCC 197/7 (S Reingold 55, H Killoran 42) beat Mexico 69 (S Beetham 3/8) by 128 runs

Tim Cooper (Manager), Ehtesham Ahmed, Simon Beetham, Lalit Bose, Gareth Davies, Joe Ellis-Grewal, Harry Killoran, Josh Knappett (wk), Joe Ludlow, James Newland, Liam Phillips, William Purser, Steven Reingold, Matthew Tigg, Jonny Singer (Umpire)

Comprising of 15 players, the squad played six matches in Nepal against a variety of opposition and led on several coaching sessions both for local children and coaches themselves in Pokhara.

These sessions were run in conjunction the MCC Foundation (MCCF) – who have been working to deliver cricket to young people in Nepal since 2019, Cricket Without Boundaries (CWB) and the Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN).

The non-playing elements of the tour began with the running of an education session in which coaches were taught how to run engaging sessions and use coaching tools such as the use of questions, silence, praise, individual and group feedback.

A gender sensitisation workshop took place where the barriers which women and girls face in cricket and in wider society were discussed. Local players who were part of the MCCF programmes told of how cricket empowers them in a relatively conservative society.

The workshops, led by a gender specialist, form a core component of the Cricket for Equality project delivery in Biratnagar/East Nepal and serve as a method to facilitate discussion around gender-based norms and issues.

The squad also led coaching sessions with schoolchildren, with one group of players coaching academy players from Pokhara and Kaski, whilst three other groups headed to schools across Pokhara, where players came from schools that Kidasha – the local delivery partner of MCCF – work in.

There were between 60-80 young cricketers at each two-hour session, with an even split of boys and girls. At the conclusion of the tour, the squad donated kit and clothing to Kidasha and CWB to distribute across MCCF programmes in Pokhara and Biratnagar.

On the playing front, MCC won two of their six matches, with their first win coming against an ICC Under-19 XI in Kathmandu, which comprised of players from Malaysia, UAE, Bhutan, Qatar and hosts Nepal.

Former England international Claire Taylor, who was managing the tour, struck 97 from 66 balls as MCC made 175 for 3 in their 20 overs. The tourists then restricted their opponents to 159 for 4, despite an unbeaten 80 from 18 year-old UAE international Theertha Satish.

Taylor, who is Chair of the MCC Cricket committee and previously won 168 caps for her country, was making her 100th appearance for the Club.

MCC also tasted victory in Pokhara against a CAN XI made up of players that were either from or had come through the local MCCF funded projects. Three wickets for Jo Foster helped bowl the Nepalese XI out for 66 before unbeaten knocks from Abbie Whybrow (30) and Rachael Potter (29) saw MCC win by 10 wickets.

There was also a low-scoring T20 thriller against Nepal in Pokhara. MCC had restricted their hosts to 99 for 9 and would have fancied a tilt at victory needing 22 from the final six deliveries with four wickets in hand, but an incredible last over from the experienced Rubina Chetri saw the seamer take four wickets in four balls as MCC were bowled out for 80.

Away from cricket, the squad visited the beautiful Boudhanath Stupa, experienced the Diwali festivities in Kathmandu, admired the scale of the Himalayas, and visited The Tal Barahi Temple on the Phewa Tal (lake) followed by a hike to the World Peace Pagoda Stupa.

They also visited Gurkha and Mountaineering museums and a traditional Tibetan village, attended singing bowl meditation sessions and yoga, and headed up the cable car to the Sarangkot for sunrise. A few also braved the airways to paraglide over the Annapurna range and used the last morning in Kathmandu to fly past Everest.

Monday 24 October

MCC v Nepal Women's Mixed XI - Nepal Women's Mixed XI won by 107 runs. - Scorecard

Tuesday 25 October

MCC v ICC U19 XI - MCC won by 16 runs - Scorecard

Friday 28 October

MCC v Nepal - Nepal won by 19 runs - Scorecard

Saturday 29 October

MCC v CAN XI - CAN XI won by two wickets - Scorecard

Sunday 30 October

MCC v CAN XI - MCC won by 10 wickets - Scorecard

Tuesday 1 November

MCC v CAN XI - CAN XI won by two wickets - Scorecard

Claire Taylor (Player/Manager), Saba Nasim (Assistant Player Manager), Jennie Kitzinger (Captain), Abbie Whybrow, Shweta Chaudhuri, Sarah Cray, Jolene Foster, Isabelle Gurney, Elysa Hubbard (Vice-captain), Amanda Potgieter, Rachael Potter, Ria Raval, Mia Rogers, Marilyn Smith (Player scorer), Sophie McLelland

MCC embarked on a two-week tour of Uganda, the first time MCC had toured the country since 2013. A squad of 13, captained by George Thurstance and managed by Simon Hinks, played six matches across a range of formats.

The players were selected from the National Counties network to compete with Uganda, who are currently ranked 24th in the ICC Men’s T20 International rankings ahead of the likes of Italy, Kenya and the United States.

The side was beaten by a Uganda XI in the opening game of the tour but rallied to win the remaining games against Uganda Under-19’s, Ceylon CC, a Developmental Invitational XI and a Chairman’s XI, as well as victory over the Uganda XI in a two-day match. As with all of MCC’s tours, the squad spent time coaching aspiring age-group youngsters and local schoolchildren.

Thursday 6 October       
MCC v Uganda XI at the Jinja Oval - Uganda won by six wickets.

Saturday 8 October        
MCC v Uganda U19s at the Entebbe Oval - MCC won by eight wickets.

Sunday 9 October      
MCC v Ceylon CC - MCC won by 27 runs

MCC v Development Invitational XI at the Entebbe Oval - MCC won by four wickets.

Monday 10 October      
MCC v Uganda XI (2 days) at Lugogo Oval  - MCC won on first innings.

Thursday 13 October
MCC v Chairman's XI (50 overs) at Entebbe Oval - MCC won by five wickets.

Simon Hinks (Manager), George Thurstance (Captain), Sam Burge, Ed Middleton, Jake Rowe, Andrew Brewster, Craig Marshall, Jonny Pears, David Murphy, Jack Beaumont, Harvey Booth, Jack Grundy, Oli Soames, Oliver Haley, James Middlebrook (Umpire) 

The Italy tour was hosted by Federazione Cricket Italiana and comprised seven matches in 11 days, including three T20 matches against the Italian national side. MCC then played 40 over games against club side Roma Capannelle and a President’s XI, before rounding off the trip with two 50 over matches against Italy Under-19’s.

Former MCC Young Cricketer, Middlesex and England cricketer and international umpire Ian Gould was manager of the 13-man squad, which consisted of players from the National Counties Cricket Association and ECB Premier Leagues and was skippered by Sam Arthurton.

MCC won all of their fixtures – apart from one rain-affected match – and spent time coaching in schools in Rome, before moving on to Bologna where the squad opened a new ground.

MCC v Italy – MCC won by 9 wickets

MCC v Italy – MCC won by 2 runs 

MCC v Italy – MCC lost by 5 wickets 

MCC v President’s XI – MCC won by 4 wickets 

MCC v Caupanelle CC – MCC won by 5 wickets 

MCC v Italy u19’s – MCC won by 213 runs 

MCC v Italy u19’s – MCC won by 190 runs

Ian Gould (Manager, Bob Hampshire (umpire), Eddie Ballard, Nick Anderson, Sam Arthurton ©, Dominic Chatfield, Jamie Southgate, Aaron West, Rob Peyton (wk), Jack Williams, Ashley Sivarajah, Alex Scott, Ben Ladd Gibbon, Oliver Bocking, Tuseif Mahmood

A squad departed for Romania in May 2022, where MCC played four T20 matches against Cricket Romania. All four games will take place at the Moara Vlasiei Cricket Ground in Bucharest, a ground that has been hosting T20 International cricket since 2019.

Doug Mulholland, who represents Great Ayton in the North Yorkshire and South Durham Premier League, was the captain for the Romanian tour, with Mark Langford managing the side.

MCC v Romania (Match One) - MCC won by 8 runs

MCC v Romania (Match Two) MCC won by 6 wickets

MCC v Romania (Match Three) - MCC won by 49 runs 

MCC v Romania (Match Four) - MCC won by 3 wickets

Doug Mulholland (Captain), Mark Langford (Team Manager), Sam Evison, Thomas Smith, Michael Bradshaw, Matthew Pardoe, James Moorhouse, Robert Woolley, Samuel Webb-Snowling, Richard Bostock, Harrison Shirt, Grant Sowerby, Jonathan Edward Tall, Geoffrey Blackmore (Umpire)

MCC embarked on two European summer tours and the initial trip to Serbia saw MCC play five T20 matches in their seven-day tour, including matches against the Serbian National Team and the Belgrade Cricket Association.

As with any MCC tour, part of the commitment to the country is to provide coaching sessions with local children and the squad will be doing so at Belgrade Fortress, ahead of their first match.

Toby Drummond, who plays for Toft in the Cheshire Premier League, captained MCC in Serbia, whilst Jean-Paul Rees was the Team Manager.

MCC v Minjevo - MCC won by 120 runs

MCC v Mirant XI – MCC won by 84 runs

MCC v Stanrigrad – MCC won by 2 runs

MCC v Belgrade CA – won by 84 runs

MCC v Serbia – MCC won by 84 runs

Toby Drummond (Captain), Jean-Paul Rees (Team Manager), Matthew Burton, Robert Houghton, Dannyjo Cox, John Bowers, Shahnawaz Malik, Simon Beetham, Gary Outram, Jeremy O’Neill, Charles Leonard, Alexander Wyatt, Samuel William, Daniel Patching,Kevin Beaumont (Umpire)

The MCC Spirit of Cricket Tournament, hosted at the Desert Springs Cricket Ground in Almería, Spain, began with the first of two MCC teams playing Germany and Italy.

All three days of cricket provided some extremely competitive action in the T20 format, with the outcome of the matches usually decided by individual moments of excellence, such as Fayez Naseri’s unbeaten 42, which included 28 off only five balls as Germany defeated MCC.

Germany became the stand out side in this segment of the tournament, winning all four matches and showing their experience in T20 Internationals. This format is prioritised by European nations, with most of their playing time normally dedicated to this form of the game.

Both MCC and Italy won one match out of their four, with MCC beating the Italians by seven wickets. Skipper Chris Swallow claimed miserly figures of 2 for 6 as Italy made 137 for 6, before Kent’s Marcus O’Riordan top-scored with 41 as MCC made it home with three balls to spare.


The second week began with a fresh squad of MCC players arriving in Almería ready to take on Austria and Spain. On the opening day, a strong Spanish performance saw them defeat Austria, before the Austrian side redeemed themselves in an exciting victory to beat MCC in the final over.

Unfortunately, poor weather dictated proceedings on the second day as both matches were washed out. On the final day’s play, Spain again triumphed over Austria with Daniel Doyle’s unbeaten 80 the highlight of the innings.

Rain also played a part in the final game of the trip as Spain beat MCC by 12 runs on the Duckworth/Lewis/Stern method, despite a knock of 40 from Charlie Hurley. The result saw Spain match Germany’s achievements in the first half of the tournament by winning all their matches.

The tournament was gratefully received by the nations involved as well as the Members who represented MCC on this trip, which was the first overseas tour the Club has been able to provide since early 2020, due to the complications of travel caused by Covid-19.

The matches not only gave the players involved valuable experience of performing under pressure, but also provided the coaches the opportunity to see their players play in tight situations, which will add to their development significantly.

Italy Head Coach and former Hampshire, Middlesex and Northamptonshire all-rounder Gareth Berg said: “From our perspective, it was like gold dust for me to get the opportunity to coach and look at a wider scope of possible national players moving forward.

“We hope that one day we could invite MCC along with others to hold a similar event and showcase some of our beautiful country.”

Ian Ramage, who sits on the ECB’s Umpire Panel, also provided several of the officials with expert coaching whilst former Pakistan international Yasir Arafat, who managed the first squad of MCC players, has spent time with players from the opposing nations, imparting valuable knowledge from his vast experience of the international game.

The full scorecards and results from all the matches that took place are available via the 'Fixtures and Results' tab above.

Saturday 13 November:
Italy v Germany - Scorecard
MCC v Germany - Scorecard

Sunday 14 November:
MCC v Italy - Scorecard
MCC v Germany - Scorecard

Monday 15 November:
Italy v Germany - Scorecard
Italy v MCC - Scorecard

Wednesday 17 November:
Austria v Spain - Scorecard
MCC v Austria - Scorecard

Thursday 18 November:
Spain v MCC - Match Abandoned
MCC v Austria - Match Abandoned

Friday 19 November:
Spain v Austria - Scorecard
Spain v MCC - Scorecard

To play Germany and Italy:

Yasir Arafat (Manager/Coach)

Chris Swallow (Captain)

Aman Bailwal

Mike Coles 

Jamie Crawley

Christian Davis

James Galloway

Fionn Hand

William Hardie

James Newland

Marcus O’Riordan

Tharindu Perera

Toby Pettman

Robert Peyton (Wicketkeeper)

Ian Ramage (Umpire)

Brian Rodwell (Scorer)

To play Spain and Austria:

Paul O'Reilly (Manager/Coach)

Thomas Rash (Captain)

Daniel Hogan

Charles Hurley

Rob Johnson

Abeed Janmohamed

Andrew Leering

Umair Mohammed

Steven Reingold

Alex Scott

Ben Shepperson

Steve Stacey

Michael White (Wicketkeeper)

James Woodroof

David Lees (Umpire)

Andy Scarlett (Scorer)

The Club sent a strong twelve-man squad to Lahore to play a series of matches, with MCC President Kumar Sangakkara captaining the side.

The concept of an MCC tour to the country has been a long-stated aim of the MCC World Cricket committee. It is a clear demonstration of the Club’s support for Pakistan’s cricketers and fans, who have been affected by the country’s decade-long exile from hosting international cricket, which came to an end last month.






Friday 14 February

Lahore Qalandars


 MCC won by 4 wickets

Sunday 16 February 

Pakistan Shaheens

50 overs

 Pakistan Shaheens won by 5 wickets

Monday 17 February



 Northern won by 9 runs

Wednesday 19 February

Multan Sultans 


 MCC won by 72 runs

Ajmal Shazad - Coach
Kumar Sangakkara - Captain
Ravi Bopara
Michael Burgess
Oliver Hannon-Dalby
Fred Klaassen
Michael Leask
Arron Lilley
Roelof van der Merwe
Imran Qayyum
Will Rhodes
Safyaan Sharif
Ross Whiteley
Samit Patel*

The 13-day trip was the Club’s first visit to the South American country since 2013 and MCC played a mixture of 50-over and T20 cricket on the tour.

MCC Overseas Tours aim to develop the game in areas of the world where cricket is less popular and the Club has played regularly against teams from South America in recent years. This tour also included a junior coaching clinic at the Belgrano Athletic Club, where the squad will passed on tips to local youngsters.






Saturday 18 January

Belgrano Athletic Club

50 overs

MCC won by 72 runs

Sunday 19 January 


50 overs

MCC won by 5 wickets

Tuesday 21 January


35 overs

MCC won by 27 runs

Thursday 23 January

Junior Clinic followed by T20 v Argentina 


MCC won by 7 runs

Saturday 25 January

2 x T20 v Argentina 


Macth 1: MCC lost by 7 wickets

Match 2: MCC lost by 3 wickets

Sunday 26 January

2 x T20 v Argentina


Match 1: MCC won by 94 runs

Match 2: MCC won by 60 runs

Darren Bicknell (Manager)

Former Surrey, Nottinghamshire and Cambridgeshire batsman Bicknell is the Tour Manager for this MCC tour. The 52 year-old is currently Chairman of cricket at Nottinghamshire CCC and Head Coach of the county’s Under-15 team. He scored just shy of 20,000 first-class runs in a career that spanned nineteen years.

His current role away from the game sees him work as Chief Executive of the Belvoir Cricket & Countryside Trust; a charity based in the East Midlands who work with primary school children and children with special needs, to encourage participation in cricket and countryside activities.    

Neil Bainton (Umpire)

Bainton is the Club’s umpire for the trip and has previously toured Mozambique and Uganda with MCC. Since being promoted to the ECB’s full first-class list in 2006, the 49 year-old has umpired over 200 matches at domestic level, as well as standing in the Kia Super League Final of 2018.

Rohan Bhome (Buckhurst Hill)

Leg-spinner Bhome became a Playing Member of MCC in 2015, and played for the Club on the 2018 tour of Brazil and Chile. He plays his cricket for Buckhurst Hill CC in Essex, a team he has represented since the age of six.

Sam Burge (East Molesey)

Wicketkeeper-batsman Burge is the captain of East Molesey CC in the Premier Division of the Surrey Championship. He is also the treasurer for the Club Cricket Conference, which does integral work in the promotion and maintenance of club cricket.

Ben Claypole (Brondesbury)

Born in Australia, seamer Claypole has lived in the UK for the past 22 years, playing for a number of clubs around the country before settling in London with Brondesbury CC. He lists his cricketing highlight as playing for the Australia Country XI against Pakistan in 2000.

Matthew Dickinson (Richmond)

Dickinson spent a decade in Australia after leaving school, but returned to the UK in 2015 and joined Richmond CC, bringing his experience from Melbourne – where he had captained and been President of his Australian side – to the Middlesex club.

Jonathan Fawcett (East Molesey)

Slow left-armer Fawcett plays for East Molesey CC in Surrey, and has previously represented Cheshire in Minor Counties cricket. The 32 year-old has been a full Member of MCC for six years, and is a keen marathon runner away from the game.

Hassan Khan (Finchley)

Born and raised in Australia, Khan has been in the UK for over a decade and the middle order batsman, who also bowls right- arm seam, plays for Finchley CC in the Middlesex County League, having previously represented Ealing CC.

Johan Malcolm (Beckenham)

Beginning his career with Kent, Malcolm played for Loughborough UCCE, for whom he made his first-class debut. He went on to play in the County Championship and Pro40 competitions for Leicestershire, and also played for Denmark in the country’s World Cup qualifying campaigns. Malcolm plays his club cricket for Beckenham CC.

James Overy (Brondesbury)

Working in the MCC Cricket Office at Lord’s, Overy is involved in the organisation of every one of the Club’s overseas tours each year. He captains Brondesbury CC in the Middlesex Premier League and previously toured Uganda with the Club in 2013.

Oli Smithson (Datchet)

Having spent three years on the MCC Young Cricketers programme at Lord’s, left-arm seamer and versatile tailender Smithson now plays his club cricket for Datchet CC in the Home Counties Premier League.

Will Phillips (Richmond)

Having become an MCC Member in 2013, Phillips played first-class cricket for Durham MCCU. He opens the batting and bowls seam for Richmond CC and toured Kenya with MCC in 2018, as well as completing short tours to Ireland and Menorca in 2016.

Thomas Ullyott (Cuckney)

A top-order batsman and occasional right-arm off-spinner, Ullyott currently plays for Cuckney CC in the Nottinghamshire Premier League, helping them to title success in three of the last six seasons, and won the Notts T20 Trophy in both 2018 and 2019.

David Atkin (Chester Boughton Hall)

Right arm seamer Atkin has played his club cricket at Chester Boughton Hall for 25 years. He became a Playing Member of the MCC in 2012, toured Suriname & Panama with the Club in 2015 and represented an MCC North XI at Lord's in 2019. 

Dane Williams (Neston)

Williams plays his club cricket for Neston in the Cheshire County League, and has represented both Cheshire and Lancashire. He has spent the last two years playing and coaching in Australia, and lists playing for MCC North West at Lord’s in 2017 as the highlight of his cricketing career.

MCC complete their overseas touring programme for 2019 later this week when a thirteen-man squad departs for Sierra Leone.

The thirteen-day trip – which will see MCC play both 50-over and T20 cricket on the trip – is the first tour the Club has sent to Sierra Leone since 2003.

The squad of MCC Playing Members has been selected from a variety of areas from across the UK and Ireland. They will travel to the capital Freetown, where they will be met by the President of Sierra Leone, before training ahead of a busy playing programme across the fortnight.

The touring party will play a pair of matches against the Sierra Leone Under-19 team in the T20 and 50-over formats respectively, either side of a visit to the provinces where the squad will undertake a coaching session at the Mokonde Grounds in Njala.

MCC will then face the Sierra Leone national team in a 50-over match and two T20 matches, before ending the tour with a T20 against a Combined XI and another 50-over clash with the national side. All matches will be played at the Prince of Wales Grounds in Freetown.

Sierra Leone became an Affiliate member of the International Cricket Council (ICC) in 2002 and an Associate nation in 2017. MCC has a long-standing relationship with the Sierra Leone Cricket Association (SLCA) having toured the West African nation several times prior to the most recent visit in 2003. The Club donated cricket nets and flooring to the SLCA in 2011 which were previously in use within the MCC Cricket Academy at Lord’s.

The squad will be captained by Gus Kennedy, who has represented both Cambridge and Oxford Universities in first-class cricket.

The Tour Manager for the trip is Jamie Clifford, MCC Assistant Secretary (Membership & Operations).

Match schedule





Saturday 30th November

Sierra Leone Under-19s


MCC won by 4 wickets

Sunday 1st December

Sierra Leone


MCC won by 5 runs

Monday 2nd December

Sierra Leone Under-19s

35 overs

MCC won by 7 wickets

Tuesday 3rd December

Sierra Leone 'A'

35 overs

MCC won by 2 wickets

Thursday 5th December

Sierra Leone


MCC won by 6 runs

Thursday 5th December

Sierra Leone


SL won by 5 runs

Saturday 7th December

Combined XI


SL won by 18 runs

Sunday 8th December

Sierra Leone

35 overs

SL won by 4 wickets





MCC squad to Tour Sierra Leone

Jamie Clifford – Tour Manager
Gus Kennedy – Captain
Nick Anderson (Didsbury CC)
Sam Arthurton (Great Witchingham CC)
Jordan Bulpitt (Walsall CC)
Andrew Curtis (Weybridge CC)
Toby Drummond (Burton Leonard CC)
Robin Fisher (Chester Boughton Hall CC)
Peter Richer (Thriplow CC)
Fionn Hand (Cricket Leinster)
Edward Jones (MCC)
Ryan Lewis (Belvoir CC)
Adam Soilleux (Hadleigh and Thundersley CC)
Jack Parish (Buckingham Town CC)
Chris Watts – Umpire

As announced in the summer of 2018, MCC has introduced into its overseas touring programme a series of Legacy Tours, aimed at leaving a sustainable and meaningful impact in developing cricket nations.

The first of these is Nepal, with the Club committing to touring Nepal for three years from 2019 to 2021 inclusive. The MCC Foundation will support MCC in this objective, by funding programmes off the pitch which includes laying nets in five government schools, upskilling local coaches and teachers, and broadening access to the game for Nepali boys and girls.

A strong 13-man squad will be departing London for Nepal on 1st November, and will play six matches in the two-week trip including a three-day match against the Nepal national side, which has been granted first-class status.

Former Hampshire batsman Jimmy Adams is the MCC captain for the tour. Adams enjoyed a sixteen-year career with Hampshire and is currently second eleven coach at the Ageas Bowl.

Yasir Arafat, who represented Pakistan in all three formats of the game, is included in the squad. The seamer also enjoyed stints at no less than five counties and is still one of the world’s leading T20 wicket-takers.

Tom Westley, who recently helped Essex to their second Specsavers County Championship title in three seasons, will bring further international experience to MCC having played five Test Matches for England in 2017, whilst Derbyshire skipper Billy Godleman, who enjoyed an impressive 2019 season making over 1,000 Championship runs, is also included.


Match schedule






Sunday 3rd November

Nepal Under-19s

Tribhuvan University International Cricket Ground, Kathmandu

50 overs

MCC won by 38 runs

Monday 4th November


Tribhuvan University International Cricket Ground, Kathmandu

50 overs

Nepal won by 5 wickets

Wednesday 6th – Friday 8th November


Tribhuvan University International Cricket Ground, Kathmandu

First-class three-day match

MCC won by 208 runs

Saturday 9th November

Mixed National Side/Under-19s

Tribhuvan University International Cricket Ground, Kathmandu


MCC won by 113 runs

Monday 11th November

Pokhara Invitational XI

Pokhara Rangasala Cricket Ground, Pokhara


MCC won by 42 runs

Tuesday 12th November

Chief Minister’s XI

Pokhara Rangasala Cricket Ground, Pokhara


MCC won by 4 runs


MCC squad to Tour Nepal:

Jimmy Adams (Captain)
Former Hampshire batsman Adams enjoyed a sixteen-year career with Hampshire and is currently second eleven coach at the Ageas Bowl. He scored over 14,000 first-class runs during his career, and also hit over 6,500 in white-ball cricket.

Yasir Arafat
Yasir Arafat represented Pakistan in all three formats of the game. The seamer also enjoyed stints at no less than five counties and is still one of the world’s leading T20 wicket-takers, having played for a range of teams around the globe.

Billy Godleman
Derbyshire captain Godleman enjoyed a fine 2019 campaign, scoring over 2,000 runs in all three formats of the game, as well as over 1,000 first-class runs in the Specsavers County Championship.

Miles Hammond
Gloucestershire all-rounder Hammond has previously represented England Under-19’s. A left-hand bat and right-arm offbreak bowler, he scored a century in only his fourth first-class appearance for the Bristol-based County.

Oliver Hannon-Dalby
Warwickshire seamer Hannon-Dalby is a tall medium-fast bowler who began his career at Yorkshire, but moved to Edgbaston in 2013 and has since become a regular for the Bears, featuring in all formats of the game.

Callum Jackson
Former England Under-19 wicketkeeper-batsman Jackson has County experience with both Sussex, the county of his birth, and Kent. He made his first-class debut for Sussex against Australia in 2013.

Will Rhodes
Rhodes is an all-rounder who has made his home at the top of the order for Warwickshire, having emerged originally with Yorkshire, for whom he made his first-class debut against MCC in Abu Dhabi in 2015.

Alex Spencer
Spencer is a wicketkeeper-batsman who has County experience from playing for Gloucestershire and Nottinghamshire’s second elevens. He has also represented Hertfordshire, the county of his birth, in Minor Counties cricket.

Alex Thomson
Bowling all-rounder Thomson graduated from Cardiff MCCU, having made his first-class debut in 2014. He played Minor Counties cricket for Staffordshire before signing professional terms with Warwickshire in 2018.

Will Vanderspar
A batsman who is also capable of bowling seam, Vanderspar is a former Leeds/Bradford MCCU player, having made four first-class appearances for his University. He toured Botswana with MCC in 2014.

Ed Young
Formerly of Oxford MCCU, all-rounder Young played for Gloucestershire for four seasons before moving on to Wiltshire, who he currently represents in Minor Counties cricket.

Tom Westley
Westley helped Essex to their second Specsavers County Championship title in three seasons in 2019, and brings further international experience to the MCC squad having played five Test Matches for England in 2017.

Chris Wright
Seamer Wright played for Cambridge MCCU and emerged originally at Essex, before switching to Warwickshire and winning recognition with England Lions. He moved to Leicestershire in 2018.

Richard Greatorex (Tour Manager)
Owen Dawkins (Coach)
Jeff Evans (Umpire)
Alan Jones (Scorer)



The fourteen-day tour, which will concentrate solely on T20 cricket, will see MCC compete in the Central American Cricket Championship. It is the first of three overseas trips for the Club this year, with visits to Nepal and Sierra Leone planned for later in 2019.

Initially, the squad will travel to Costa Rica, playing three matches against the national team. All three games will be hosted at the Los Reyes Polo Club, located just outside the capital city, San José.

MCC will then head to Mexico, where they will take on the four nations – Belize, Costa Rica, Mexico and Panama – competing in the Central American Championship. This is the seventh edition of the tournament, which MCC won in 2017.

All the games in the tournament, which is played in a round-robin format, will be played at the Reforma Athletic Club. The matches between nations will be played as official T20Is, following ICC’s announcement that, from the beginning of 2019, T20 matches between all ICC Member countries would be granted T20I status.

Fixture Date Format Result
MCC vs. Costa Rica Friday 19th April T20 MCC won by 22 runs - Scorecard
MCC vs. Costa Rica Saturday 20th April T20 MCC won by 7 wickets - Scorecard
MCC vs. Costa Rica Sunday 21st April T20 MCC won by 90 runs - Scorecard
MCC vs Belize Thursday 25th April T20 MCC won by 3 wickets - Scorecard
MCC vs Mexico Friday 26th April T20 MCC won by 8 runs - Scorecard
MCC v Panama Saturday 27th April T20 MCC won by 6 wickets - Scorecard
MCC v Costa Rica Sunday 28th April T20 MCC won by 100 runs - Scorecard


Graeme Rickman (Manager)

After a long stint working in the MCC Cricket Office, Graeme qualified as a Playing Member and has since represented the Club across the world. He has continued to play a role with MCC since departing in 2004, as Area Representative for the North West and now acts as the North Mentor. He currently works with the Cheshire Cricket Board managing their coach education programme and developing young cricketers in Cheshire, as well as playing in the Cheshire Premier League for Neston.

Storm Green (Andover CC)- Captain

An Army Officer in the Coldstream Guards, Green splits his time between playing cricket, guarding the Queen and being deployed to many different corners of the world. Born and bred in South Africa, Green plays for Andover Cricket Club in the Southern Premier Cricket League.

Richard Atkins (New Farnley CC)

Atkins is an all-rounder who has previously represented Loughborough MCCU and Northland in District Cricket in New Zealand, and has played for New Farnley Cricket Club in the Bradford Premier Cricket League for the past nine years.

Guy Balmford (Brentwood CC)

A traditional right-hand opening batsman, Balmford plays for Brentwood in the Essex Premier League. Away from cricket, he is a Graduate Surveyor at Countryside Properties and is currently working towards his chartership.

James Hawley (Cuckney CC)

Hawley is a left-hand opening batsman and left-arm spin bowler who plays his cricket for Cuckney Cricket Club in the Nottinghamshire Premier Cricket League. He has helped his team win the league three times in the last five years, as well as triumphing in the Nottinghamshire T20 Trophy in 2018.

Thomas Jenkins (Radlett CC)

Playing for Radlett Cricket Club in the Hertfordshire Premier Cricket League, Jenkins is a first year Member of the Club and has been on the Tour of the Channel Islands a number of times.

Clint McCabe (Twickenham CC)

McCabe moved to the UK ten years ago from South Africa, and has spent thirteen of the last fifteen years playing Premier League Cricket. For the last six years, he has played for Twickenham Cricket Club in the Middlesex Premier Cricket League as a middle-order batsman and left-arm spinner.

Muhammad Nadeem Khan (RLCA)

The former Pakistan international played two Test Matches and two One-Day Internationals for his country in the 1990’s, claiming the impressive scalps of Desmond Haynes and Brian Lara on his debut. The slow-left armer took 534 first-class wickets in 153 matches, and also claimed 199 List A wickets in 143 matches.

Daniel Lewis-Williams (Mumbles CC)

Lewis-Williams represented Cardiff MCCU and made his first-class debut against Glamorgan in 2015. He had earlier played age group cricket for Somerset, before moving to Wales and represented Glamorgan’s Second Eleven and Wales Minor Counties. The all-rounder bowls left-arm medium fast and plays for Mumbles Cricket Club in the South Wales Premier Cricket League.

Kez Ahmed (Woodlands CC)

An off-spinner who plays for Woodlands Cricket Club in the Bradford Premier Cricket League, Kez Ahmed has previously toured Oman and Bahrain with MCC.

Rishi Pandya (Stanmore CC)

Pandya is a top-order batsman who plays for Stanmore Cricket Club in the Middlesex League, who last year reached the final of the Royal London Club Championship. He has previously represented Leeds/Bradford MCCU whilst studying for a degree in both dentistry and medicine.

Alistair Ponder (AB Wanderers) 

Ponder is a top order batsman who plays for AB Wanderers, a club which is based near Norwich. He has played club cricket in both the UK and New Zealand, as well as touring South Africa and West Indies. Away from cricket, he is a Partner in the Commercial Team at Spire Solicitors in Norfolk, having previously worked as a lawyer for Richard Branson.

Sam Smith (Brondesbury CC)

Smith is an all-rounder who plays for Brondesbury in the Middlesex Cricket League, and describes his game as trying to hit the ball hard and bowl a heavy ball.

Chris Vernon (Tenterden CC)

A left-hand opening bat and right-arm medium pace bowler, Vernon plays his club cricket for Tenterden Cricket Club in Kent, also represented the County in all the age groups up to the Second Eleven. He has been a full Member of MCC for five years.

Bob Baxter (Umpire)

Having played for over four decades in the Middlesex League, Baxter took up umpiring four years ago and now officiates in MCC and Middlesex Over 50’s matches. He has been Chairman of the Middlesex County Cricket League for the last twenty years and also serves on the Middlesex CCC Executive Board.

Past Tours

As part of its active playing programme, which involves its teams playing around 500 matches a year, MCC undertakes numerous overseas tours.

In planning these trips, MCC works closely with the International Cricket Council. This helps to maximise the tours' effectiveness in increasing cricket's international appeal and assisting national teams' move towards one-day international or even Test status.

MCC's touring programme currently takes in four men's tours a year, and one women's tour every other year.

MCC Touring Programme for 2019

19th-28th April - Costa Rica & Mexico
3rd-12th November - Nepal
30th November-8th December - Sierra Leone

MCC Touring Programme for 2018

8-18th March - Brazil and Chile
20-24th July  - Belgium
5-15th October - Kenya
24th November- 1st December - Thailand

MCC Touring Programme for 2017

15 - 29 March - Mexico & Belize    
28 May - 2 June - Germany    
27 September - 8 October - China & Hong Kong  
November- Tanzania    

MCC Touring Programme for 2016

2-14 February - Bahrain/Oman  
7-12 August - Netherlands    
8-22 September - USA
8 - 22 September - USA & Canada (Women's Tour)    
4 - 13 November - Namibia    

MCC Touring Programme for 2015

March - Suriname & Panama  
July - Denmark    
September - Menorca    
October/November - Nepal    
December/January 2016 - South Africa    

MCC Touring programme 2014

8 -22 Feburary - Singapore & Malaysia
5 -11 June - Finland
22 September - 4 October - Botswana
11- 26 October - China & Hong Kong (Women)
29 October - 10 November - Japan

MCC Touring programme 2013

20 February - 5 March  - Argentina
16-27 April - Cayman Islands
5-10 May - France
26 September - 5 October - Cyprus
3-16 October - Uganda