In partnership with the RNIB (Royal National Institute for the Blind) MCC offers access to commentary on every international match, Middlesex county games, and the majority of minor match fixtures at Lord's throughout the season.
Commentary on international and Middlesex CCC matches is provided by BBC Radio, while for many matches at Lord's not covered by the BBC, MCC's own team of volunteer commentators step into the J.P. Morgan Media Centre and provide coverage both to spectators in the Ground and to the wider world through live streaming on www.lords.org
A service that was originally intended to bring commentary to blind and partially-sighted spectators within the confines of Lord's, has now evolved to be broadcast over the web to cricket lovers around the world.
From former students who are unable to attend the traditional Eton v Harrow Fowler’s Match, to troops based overseas tuning in to listen to the Inter-Services Twenty20 tournament, the MCC ball-by-ball service covers a variety of fixtures each summer, ensuring that every bit of action at Lord’s is broadcast live across the world.
For spectators actually in the Ground meanwhile, all match day commentaries are available to listen to live, via the purchase of a bespoke Lord’s radio from the Lord’s Shop.
MCC’s volunteer commentators – who come from across the country and have occupations as diverse as acting and accountancy – are bound by a mutual love of cricket.
Some see it purely as an enjoyable and philanthropic hobby, while others have used the experience they have gained from providing the service to go on to professional commentary work.
Blind and Partially Sighted Spectators
Radio head sets are provided free of charge for blind and partially sighted fans in the Ground to listen to the live ball-by-ball match day commentaries at Lord’s.
These are available to collect from the Head Steward’s Office (which is located at the back of the Mound Stand). Please ask a steward if you require any assistance