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Membership Classes & Categories

Classes

The four classes of membership comprise:

(a) Full Membership

(i) Those candidates elected to Full Membership of the Club.

(ii) Honorary Life Members

Those persons elected as Honorary Life Members whose membership, whether for services to cricket or for any other reason, the MCC Committee considers to be especially desirable in the interests of the Club. Honorary Life Members shall not pay an Entrance Fee or an Annual

Subscription. Unless they were already Full Members prior to election to Honorary Life Membership they shall not be entitled to any share or interest in the property or assets of the Club.

(iii) Honorary Life Vice-Presidents

Those Members of the Club elected as Honorary Life Vice-Presidents who, in the opinion of the MCC Committee, have rendered long and distinguished service to the Club or to cricket in general. Honorary Life Vice- Presidents shall have all the general privileges and status of members of the MCC Committee (other than the right to attend meetings of the MCC Committee unless they are at the relevant time members of the MCC Committee) and shall not be obliged to pay an Annual Subscription.

(b) Associate Membership

Associate membership will be offered to Candidates on the waiting list, although it is not mandatory. Associate Members are required to accept Full Membership in due course, when their names are reached.

(c) Senior Membership

Full Members who are aged 70 or over on 1st January in any particular year and who have made written application to the Secretary & Chief Executive (which has been accepted) to be treated as Senior Members. Senior Members are not eligible to apply for any other class of membership.

This category of membership was closed to new applicants after 4th May, 2005.

(d) Out-Match Membership

Cricketers who:

(i) have each made written application to be an Out-Match Member on the form supplied by the Secretary & Chief Executive which provides such information and references as the MCC Committee may from time to time stipulate; and

(ii) have each played such number of matches for the Club as the MCC Committee may from time to time stipulate either generally or specifically; and

(iii) have each evidenced a high standard of cricket ability and conduct, in the opinion of the MCC Committee; and

(iv) have each been elected as an Out-Match Member using the voting procedure set out in Rule 3.5.

An Out-Match Member is a Playing Member as referred to in Rule 3.8(d).

An Out-Match Member, who has fulfilled the requirements set out in Rule 3.9 and is at the time a candidate for Full Membership, may, at any time after five years as an Out-Match Member, make a written application to the Secretary & Chief Executive to transfer to Full Membership subject first to the payment of such Entrance Fee as the MCC Committee may from time to time stipulate and secondly to payment of the balance due of the Full Membership subscription in that year.

Categories

The eight categories of membership (being categories of the classes of Full Membership and Associate Membership other than in the case of Associate Membership in respect of category (h)) comprise:

(a) Inner Town Membership

Members none of whom has made written application to the Secretary & Chief Executive to be included in any other category of membership, or whose written application has not been accepted.

(b) Outer Town Membership

Members none of whom has nor expects to have during a calendar year either a residential address or a business address within a radial distance of twenty miles from Hyde Park Corner or such other distance as the MCC Committee may from time to time stipulate and who has made written application (which has been accepted) to the Secretary & Chief Executive to be treated as an Outer Town Member.

(c) Country Membership

Members none of whom has nor expects to have during a calendar year either a residential or a business address within a radial distance of 100 miles from Hyde Park Corner or such other distance as the MCC Committee may from time to time stipulate and who has made written application (which has been accepted) to the Secretary & Chief Executive to be treated as a Country Member.

(d) Over-75 Membership

Members each of whom was on 1st January in any particular year both aged 75 years or over and a Member of the Club continuously for 30 years; or

Members each of whom was on 1st January, 2005 included in the list of Over-65 Members.

(e) Under-30 Membership

Members below the age of 30 on 1st January in any particular year each of whom has made written application (which has

been accepted) to the Secretary & Chief Executive to be treated as an Under-30 Member.

(f ) School Staff Membership

Members each of whom, as a member of the staff of a school, is or (having retired) was actively engaged in the management of school cricket at representative levels provided that:

(i) such Member has made written application (which has been accepted) to the Secretary & Chief Executive to be treated as a School Staff Member; and

(ii) such application is supported annually (until the retirement of the School Staff Member) by the principal of the school concerned; and

(iii) the MCC Committee is satisfied that such Member should be treated as being, and continuing to be, a School Staff Member.

(g) Abroad List Membership

Members whose permanent residential addresses are outside the British Isles and who have each made written application (which has been accepted) to the Secretary & Chief Executive to be treated as an Abroad List Member and provided such information as the MCC Committee may require as evidence in support of such application.

An Abroad List Member is in any year entitled to apply to the MCC Committee to enjoy all the privileges of Full or Associate Membership (as the case may be) provided that, in respect of such year, a further payment is made by such Member by way of subscription to the Club and such other conditions as the MCC Committee may from time to time stipulate.

(h) Life Membership

(i) Members each of whom has completed 60 years of membership of the Club; or

(ii) Members each of whom was on 1st January, 2005 included in the list of Life Members of the Club.

A Life Member has all the rights, privileges and obligations of Full Membership save for the obligation to pay an Annual Subscription.

Inclusion in a Category

A Full or Associate Member who wishes to be placed in any category of membership, other than Inner Town membership, must make a written application to the Secretary & Chief Executive before the commencement of a calendar year, the application to be in respect of such calendar year and may, with the exception of applications for the category of School Staff membership, be for subsequent calendar years also. A Member who fails to make such an application in respect of a calendar year shall be treated as an Inner Town Member for that calendar year.

If a Member has already previously applied and been accepted into a different category of membership, he or she will remain in that category unless his or her circumstances subsequently change.

The requirement for School Staff Members to confirm their continued eligibility for that category on an annual basis still applies.


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