MCC v Birkdale
- Published: Wednesday, 29 April 2015 08:07
Birkdale 1st X1 cricket team played against the MCC at Castle Dyke recently experiencing cold, windy and showery weather.
Despite the chilly conditions the match with the MCC ended in a draw. An excellent result for the school as the MCC made 197-2 off 36 overs, while in reply Birkdale made 128-7 in the time remaining. Will Burch (S5/Y11) was top scoring for the school with 46 and Josh Viner (U6) scored 23.
MCC is the world's most active cricket club, the owner of Lord's Ground and the guardian of the Laws of the game. Founded in 1787, it has been recognised as the sole authority on the Laws of Cricket since its foundation and it moved to its current home at Lord's in 1814.
MCC plays more matches than any other cricket club – around 480 against schools, universities and clubs in the UK, and between 20 and 30 as part of its overseas touring programme which aims to develop cricket abroad.