Media and Photographer Accreditation

If you require accreditation to cover major matches at Lord’s, including Test matches, One Day Internationals, and the ECB domestic one-day final please contact the ECB Media Operations Team: 020 7432 1200 or  MCC does not issue passes for major matches at Lord’s.

Accreditation for non-major matches at Lord's, including Middlesex games, can be obtained via MCC’s Media & Communications Office.

The closing date for applications for non-major matches is ten working days before the first day of the match.

For specific filming and photography requests please contact MCC’s Filming & Photography Manager, Clare Skinner: 020 7616 8522 or

Application procedure

All applications for MCC accreditation at Lord’s must be made online at least 7 days prior to the match via the Media and Photographer Accreditation form.

For freelancers, MCC may request in support of your application a letter of assignment on the official letterhead of the media organisation for which you will be working. 

In addition, you may be asked to submit one of the following: two recently published articles (print media); recordings of two recent reports (radio and TV media); a letter from a broadcast organisation which intends to air your work (independent TV production companies); original tear sheets and photos with credits of the issuing organisation (photographers); three recently published articles with your byline (online media). 

Please be prepared to provide the required materials to MCC's Media & Communications Department in advance of your pass being issued.

Once accreditation has been issued, media may be asked to substantiate their coverage of international / county cricket by providing evidence of their published work.

MCC reserves the right to decline applications for accreditation.

If you have any difficulty with the on-line application form, please contact MCC Media & Communications Officer, Adam Matthews: 020 7616 8699 or

Types of accreditation pass

The following passes are issued by MCC and can be applied for by completing the on-line Media and Photographer Accreditation form:

Non-Major Match Season Pass: Valid for all Middlesex CCC, MCC and other non-major matches during the season.  This pass is not valid for any major international cricket at Lord’s but does give entry to ECB press conferences and practice sessions open to the media ahead of major international matches.

One-Off County or other Non-Major Match Pass: A one-off match pass issued on a match-by-match basis to those who require access to a Middlesex match, MCC match or other non-major match at Lord’s. You will be asked to supply the applicable date(s).

Press Conference Pass: Issued to those members of the media and photographers who do not attend the match itself, but would like access to the pre-major match practice days, post-match press conferences and ECB press conferences at Lord’s throughout the season. 

Access to the post-match press conference, usually held in the ECB board room within the ECB office. Access is via the East Gate is no earlier than 30 minutes prior to the close of play.

Passes are issued subject to MCC's Terms & Conditions and General Ground Regulations.  Please note that full acceptance of the Terms & Conditions is a pre-condition of pass use.

At all times whilst in the Ground, accreditation holders must wear their identifying pass / armband / tabard as provided by MCC or the ECB.  Identification must be visible at all times, and pass-holders must not tamper with any such items or do anything to obscure any part of them.

Accreditation and passes are not transferable and will not be replaced.

A restricted visitor policy will apply in the J.P. Morgan Media Centre on match days. Visitor passes are issued in limited numbers, to be used before the start of play for visits of no longer than 20 minutes.  Once play commences, all visitors are kindly asked to vacate the J. P. Morgan Media Centre.

The J. P. Morgan Media Centre is a smoke-free building.

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