How to Join

How to become a member of the historic Marylebone Cricket Club.

Candidates for MCC membership

All Candidates for membership must be proposed by a Full (or Senior) Member of MCC.

Each Candidate is then required to attend an interview with two of the Club’s Endorsers.

The Panel of Endorsers consists of the following:

a)   current members of the MCC Committee;

b)   current members of one of the Club’s Principal committees;

c)   current members of one of the Club’s sub-committees;

d)   current members of the MCC Secretariat; and

e)   current Area Representatives and Assistant Area Representatives appointed by the MCC Committee to assist in the organisation of Out-Match cricket.

In addition, the MCC Committee reserves the right to appoint additional Endorsers from outside of the above groups, from time to time.

All Candidates must be at least 16 years of age before being nominated.

If you are interested in becoming a Candidate, please contact a Full or Senior Member to discuss a proposal. 

Playing and Out-Match Candidates

For Playing and Out-Match Candidates, the Proposer must support the Candidate's ability as a cricketer on his/her application.

Playing Members need to be aged between 16 and 40 and are required to appear in a minimum number of MCC matches spread across two consecutive years.

The Sub-Committee will not usually accept any applicant under 19 years of age or over 35 years of age. However, candidates between 16 and 19 years of age should not be deterred from applying, the form should be submitted in the manner outlined, as the Club's rules permit consideration to those under the age of 19. Similarly, Candidates over 40 may be considered, given good reason.

Out-Match Members also need to be aged between 16 and 40, and while they are expected to appear in the same number of MCC matches over the two-year period, they do not receive the right to watch matches at Lord's so, accordingly, pay a lower annual subscription.

Registration Fee

All Candidates are required to pay a registration fee before their names are entered into the Club's books.

This registration fee is deducted from the entrance fee which is payable if the Candidate is elected as a Full Member of the Club.

Associate Membership

With a waiting list of approximately 29 years, successful candidates will be given an opportunity to become an Associate Member before becoming a Full Member of MCC.

While Associate Members will not have the same rights as a Full Member, they will have the right to attend selected matches at Lord’s alongside a number of other benefits.

It is not possible at the outset to apply for Associate membership, as it is offered only to Candidates whose names have already been registered on to the waiting list for Full membership.

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