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Yorkshire to host MCC at Headingley

— 5 March 2013

Yorkshire County Cricket Club can confirm that they will play against MCC as part of the Club’s 150th anniversary celebrations later this year.

Andrew Gale’s men will face a strong MCC side at Headingley Cricket Ground on Wednesday June 26, 11am in a limited-overs match (50 overs).


This is one of a number of events planned throughout 2013 as the White Rose celebrates another major milestone in its illustrious history.


“We are delighted that MCC has agreed to come and play the first team at Headingley in our 150th year,” said Yorkshire County Cricket Club’s Executive Chairman, Colin Graves. 


“We expect a very competitive match featuring some world-class talent. Out of all the events planned in our sesquicentennial year, this will be the one where the vast majority of members and cricket fans from across the county can bask in the history and glory of our great club.


“With the match taking place just three days after the ICC Champions Trophy final, which is being held in England, we are hopeful that MCC can call upon some world-class players to play in the game.”


MCC President, Mike Griffith, said:


“MCC is honoured to have been invited to play against Yorkshire CCC as part of the county’s 150th anniversary celebrations.  The day promises to be a wonderful occasion, and I am sure that we will be treated to some excellent cricket from both sides. 


“Yorkshire’s contribution to the English game over the past 150 years is without parallel – it has produced some of this country’s finest cricketers and achieved unprecedented success in the domestic First-Class game. It was always said that a strong Yorkshire meant a strong England, but the talent and passion for cricket in the county runs all the way down to the grass roots.


“It is fitting that MCC and Yorkshire, two cricket clubs with such rich histories and with members united by their love for the game, can come together to celebrate this achievement.”        


This will be first time that Yorkshire and MCC have faced each other in a limited overs match and the first time that both cricketing institutions have played at Headingley against each other.


In First-Class matches, Yorkshire have played MCC on 153 occasions winning 54 matches.  The last match between the two clubs was in 1987 at North Marine Road, Scarborough where MCC won by six wickets. 


Tickets for the match are now on sale priced £5 for Members and Club Yorkshire Juniors. Other concessions and Club Yorkshire adults can take advantage of £10 admission and general admission will be £15.


Tickets can be purchased from the Yorkshire CCC Ticket Office on 0871 971 1222 or log onto www.yorkshireccc.com and click on TICKETS.


Hospitality and Sponsorship packages are also available, hospitality packages are priced at £79 + vat per person. For any further information regarding these please contact The Yorkshire County Cricket Club Commercial team on 0871 620 3667.


Yorkshire CCC have planned a number of events to celebrate the Club’s 150th anniversary. For further information, visit the website http://www.yorkshireccc.com/club/150th/s/137

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