In the case of Playing and Out-Match Candidates, one of the endorsements - or, if preferred, another Full Member - must support the Candidate's ability as a cricketer on his/her proposal form.
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.