MCC boasts some of the finest female cricketers ever to have played the game within its ranks.
Former Aussie great Belinda Clark, the pioneering Rachael Heyhoe-Flint, and Charlotte Edwards and Claire Taylor – the only two women to have been named Wisden Cricketer of the Year – are amongst the ever-growing body of female Members.
The Club voted to admit female Members in 1998, and the first ten – including Heyhoe-Flint and Sheila Hill who umpired the first Women’s World Cup Final – were brought into the fold on 16 March 1999.
Since then, the women’s section has gone from strength and to strength, and there are now around 600 female Members. Around 100 of these play for MCC Women each year, in matches against schools, universities, clubs and other representative teams.
Becoming a Playing Members is a fast (and enjoyable) track to membership – women can become Members after playing nine games in three years if they prove they have the skills and attitude to be a credit to the Club.
There are standards and formats to suit all tastes, but irrespective of what kind of cricket is being played, playing the game in an enjoyable, respectful and competitive manner in keeping with the Spirit of Cricket is a key part of representing MCC.
MCC Women tour every other year – recent destinations have included Hong Kong, the Netherlands and Trinidad & Tobago.
MCC is eager to recruit more female players to boost its squad and be able to play more matches. To find out more about joining as a Playing Members, contact the MCC Cricket Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 020 7616 8606.