MCC has unveiled a selection of cricket-themed gifts to celebrate the upcoming Bicentenary of Lord’s Cricket Ground in 2014 in time for Christmas.
One of the highlights of the collection is the Bicentenary Bat Making Experience, which will provide cricket enthusiasts with the opportunity to design a bat tailored to their personal specifications.
As well as this, MCC has also launched a selection of limited-edition, fine bone china, ranging from the Bicentenary Limited edition bowl, hand-decorated in the potteries using 22 carat gold, priced at £200, to a Bicentenary mug at £15.
Stocking fillers for cricket fans also include a Bicentenary souvenir cricket ball costing £12, a Bicentenary spinner key ring at £8, and Bicentenary cotton t-shirts for men and women at £18.
Bat Making Experience
The exclusive one-day experience will take place at Lord’s led by a master craftsman from top cricket equipment specialist Gray-Nicolls.
Guests will get to watch the craftsman demonstrate how a bat is made and will participate in a question-and-answer session.
They will then be invited to specify how they would like their bat to be tailor-made.
Personalised bats will be professionally finished with a special Bicentenary logo at Gray-Nicholls’ headquarters in Robertsbridge, Sussex, and delivered in time for the start of the 2014 cricket season.
Each package includes places for two people at the bat-making demonstration, a behind-the-scenes tour of the hallowed turf, refreshments in the MCC Museum, and one personalised bat.
The exclusive experience will take place on Saturday 1 March 2014, with limited places available.