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 the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC). The objectives of the Charity are broad, and are to support and encourage 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.

In the UK, our aim is to ensure that children in state schools have access to professional cricket coaching.

Abroad, our objective is to encourage the playing of cricket in countries where there is huge interest in the game, but few facilities.

Although MCC generously supports the Foundation by covering our administration costs, we are reliant on donations to support our 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, a Chairman, a Secretary and members of diverse MCC committees.