The MCCF exists to encourage and support the playing of cricket anywhere in the world. At the heart of everything we do is the belief that cricket is about more than developing sporting excellence – it also builds self-esteem and life skills, and acts as a bridge across classes and countries.

Spreading the Joy of Cricket

The MCC Foundation is the charitable arm of Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC). The objectives of the Foundation are broad, with a focus on supporting and encouraging the playing of cricket in any part of the world, whether for education, leisure or social welfare.

The MCC Foundation came into being in 1993 as a result of a legacy left by the legendary cricketer Sir Gubby Allen, who captained England in eleven tests and who died at his home overlooking his beloved Lord's in 1989.

Within the UK, our primary aim is to ensure that children in state schools have access to professional cricket coaching. We have pursued this objective through the creation and expansion of our nationwide Cricket Hubs initiative.

Although MCC generously supports the Foundation by contributing to core operational costs and providing administrative support, we are ultimately reliant on donations to support our charitable work. Any help you can give would be most appreciated.

Who's who in the MCC Foundation

The MCC Foundation numbers amongst its Trustees some of the longest serving members of MCC, including two MCC Presidents. Previous trustees include Charles Fry, grandson of the legendary CB, who served as Foundation Chairman until February 2018.