In 2009 MCC formed a new partnership with the Cricket Foundation and their Chance to Shine campaign to reintroduce cricket into state schools in the UK.
Since then tens of thousands of children in Chance to Shine schools across England and Wales have been introduced to the key MCC Spirit of Cricket messages enshrined in the Laws of the game.
The partnership is part of the wider MCC Spirit of Cricket initiative to encourage children to play hard and play fair.
MCC is passionate about promoting the game and the Spirit of Cricket to children and young people all over the world.
MCC is the custodian of the Laws and Spirit of Cricket and an innovative independent voice in world cricket.
It is also the world’s most active cricket-playing club and the owner of Lord’s - ‘The Home of Cricket’.
MCC plays around 500 games annually. At any given moment in the year, there is usually an MCC team playing or coaching cricket somewhere in the world.
MCC fund the MCC Universities and has a long-established academy at Lord’s - MCC Young Cricketers.
Between them, many talented cricketers have been developed, including Sir Ian Botham, Mark Waugh and current England players Andrew Strauss, Sarah Taylor, Caroline Atkins and Monty Panesar.
Chance to Shine is the Cricket Foundation’s campaign to regenerate competitive cricket in state schools.