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MCC 175th Anniversary Gala - November 15, 2013

Pomp, Ceremony and Cricket

The Pomp, Ceremony and Cricket showcase in the MCC MuseumA new showcase exhibition called “Pomp, Ceremony and Cricket” is now on display in the MCC Museum as part of club’s 175th anniversary celebrations.

The new display focuses on the way the Melbourne Cricket Club celebrated its centenary year in 1938 with the key themes of cricket, pageantry and charity.

The prominent role that cricket played in the centenary celebrations is captured through the bat and blazer worn by MCC member Keith Rigg, who captained “The Rest” against Don Bradman’s Australian Test team, and letters from the Sydney Cricket Ground Trust and the Marylebone Cricket Club congratulating the MCC on reaching the milestone.

The display also features a letter sent by the MCC to the Australian Board of Control for International Cricket requesting the availability of the Australian Test team for “a grand cricket match” to mark the club’s centenary. There is also a bat received by the club from Wisden as a centenary gift.

The exhibition reflects the lavish festivities that took place to mark the centenary, featuring a souvenir program from the celebrations, a notice issued by the MCC inviting members to attend the celebrations and newspaper clippings reporting on the occasion.

A document which shows the charitable donations made by the MCC from the admission fees of the centenary cricket match and thank you letters from various charities also reveals that several charities, including Red Cross, Royal Children’s Hospital and Distressed Cricketers’ Fund, shared in more than 500£ raised by the event.

The MCC Museum is located on Level B1 of the Members Pavilion and has more than 1500 artefacts on display.

The Pomp, Ceremony and Cricket showcase in the MCC Museum

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