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Founded in 1993, the MCC Foundation is the charitable arm of Marylebone Cricket Club and aims to transform lives through cricket.

Transforming Lives Through Cricket

Based at Lord's Cricket Ground in London, we are a cricket charity delivering projects across the UK and around the world. We provide free coaching and match play in order to empower all boys and girls to reach their full potential in the game, to unite and inspire communities, and to promote physical and mental well-being.


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A brilliant year!

2023 - our 30th Anniversary Year - promises to be a thrilling one: new projects are being launched, our Patron, Stephen Fry, is settling into his new role as MCC President, and we are seeing a significant increase in diversity across our booming number of global beneficiaries. Each year, with support from MCC as well as our generous Donors, Sponsors and Delivery Partners, we are helping more and more young people gain access to cricket by overcoming barriers related to gender, race, and class. We set the bar high last year, and we intend to raise it even further...

We are delighted to share some key 2022 facts and figures from across our programmes around the country and globally.

Across the UK

  • 2,800 state-educated young cricketers engaged in our National Hub Programme
  • 200 participants have since been selected to play for representative cricket teams. Talent is everywhere. Opportunity is not. We are incredibly proud to be a leader in offering cricket to skilful boys and girls who would not otherwise have the chance to play. Day by day, we are inching closer to achieving our ultimate goal of making cricket a game for all.
  • 31% of participants were female (double our 2019 figures)
  • 31% of participants were from ethnically diverse communities (up from 20% in 2020)
  • 21% of female participants were from ethnically diverse backgrounds - compared to 14% on the talent pathway
  • 34% of our male participants were from ethnically diverse backgrounds - compared to 23% on the talent pathway
  • 18 young people were supported to gain ECB coaching qualifications
  • Josh Boyden, a former Bolton Hub participant, represented England at the ICC U19 Men's Cricket World Cup
  • Rehan Yusuf Haque from our Leyton Hub was invited to be a substitute fielder for England U19 Men

In London

Through our London Action Plan:

  • 500 young players attended our 14 Hubs
  • 67% of participants were from ethnically diverse communities
  • 12 out of 40 of our best London players who attended a specialist coaching programme at Lord’s were selected to play for their County


  • MCCF supported 168 young men and women across its overseas projects to become ICC Level 1 coaches

  • In Nepal we coached 3,500 young people from across four regions
  • 45 girls were selected to play for their National Districts through our programmes
  • Sanu Rajbanshi, one of our beneficiaries and a community coach on the programme, played a leading role for Nepal U19s in their World Cup Qualifying campaign
  • In East Africa over 10,000 young people have engaged with MCCF programmes since June 2022
  • In Sri Lanka, three girls who received MCCF scholarships were selected to play for the Sri Lanka U19s World Cup squad
  • In Lebanon, we supported 160 young Syrian refugees to have 6 hours of cricket coaching and match play each week
  • 9/10 players in our Lebanon Hubs said that playing on a team made them feel happier

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