11 October, 2017

Cricket arrangements for MCC members

The Ashes contest returns to Australia this summer, with the MCG to host the Boxing Day Test, as well as 50-over and Twenty20 matches, featuring Australia and England.

The MCG will also host several Big Bash League and Women's Big Bash League matches involving the Melbourne Stars in January.

Visitor tickets and reserved seats

There will be a limit of one visitor ticket per Full and Restricted member for Day 1 of the Test (Boxing Day) and a limit of two per Full and Restricted member on days two and three.

On the fourth and fifth days of the Test, Full and Restricted members can each purchase up to four visitor tickets, while the limit for Provisional members is two. 

For all international match days, reserved seats will be made available.  They cost $10 (adults) and $5 (child aged 6-14).

Visitor tickets and reserved seats went on sale at Ticketek here on Thursday October 5 at 9.00am.

Visitor ticket prices    

For all days of international cricket, visitor tickets will cost $50 (adults) and $17 (children aged 6-14).

NOTE: Ticketek transaction fee is $7.05 (international matches).

Members Reserve

View a seating plan for the MCC Members Reserve

Test breakfast functions

The Boxing Day Breakfast (December 26) and Women in Cricket Test Breakfast (December 27) will again be held before play on the opening two days of the Test.

A ballot for places at the Boxing Day Breakfast will be open from October 17-19.

Tickets to the Women in Cricket Test Breakfast will go on sale on a first-in, first-served basis from November 14 at 9.00am.

Dining

The Members Dining Room and Jim Stynes Grill will be available for all international matches, in the same manner as per the current AFL home and away season.

The number of guests per member permitted in a booking will mirror the number of visitor tickets per member for that day’s play.

See below for ballot registration periods.

Event Teams Date  Ballot period
Test Day 1 Aus v Eng Dec 26 Dec 11-12
Test Day 2 Aus v Eng Dec 27 Dec 11-12
Test Day 3 Aus v Eng Dec 28 Dec 11-12
Test Day 4 Aus v Eng Dec 29
Dec 11-12
Test Day 5 Aus v Eng Dec 30
Dec 11-12
BBL Stars v Heat
Jan 2
TBC
BBL Stars v Renegades
Jan 6
TBC
ODI
Aus v Eng
Jan 14
Jan 1-2
BBL
Stars v Sixers
Jan 16
TBC
BBL
Stars v Thunder
Jan 20
TBC
BBL
Stars v Hurricanes
Jan 27
TBC
T20
Aus v Eng
Feb 10
Jan 29-30

Long Room and Balcony passes

No Long Room or Balcony passes will be available for the first three days of the Test. They will be available for all other international cricket days.

View an explanation of Long Room and Balcony pass categories.

Event Date Pass
category

 Application
period

Test Day 1 Dec 26  A N/A
Test Day 2 Dec 27  A N/A
Test Day 3 Dec 28  A N/A
Test Day 4 Dec 29
 B Dec 11-19
Test Day 5 Dec 30
 C Dec 11-19
BBL Jan 2
 DOM Match day only
BBL
Jan 6
 B TBC
ODI
Jan 14
 B Jan 2-9
BBL
Jan 16
 DOM Match day only
BBL Jan 20
 DOM Match day only
BBL
Jan 27
 DOM Match day only
T20
Feb 10
 B Jan 29-Feb 6

Provisional member match categories

Provisional members will not have access to the Members Reserve for the first three days of the Test.

They will, however, have a form of access to all other cricket matches at the MCG in the 2017/18 season.

Event Date  Match category
Test Day 1 Dec 26 1
Test Day 2 Dec 27 1
Test Day 3 Dec 28 1
Test Day 4 Dec 29
3
Test Day 5 Dec 30
4
BBL
Jan 2
4
BBL
Jan 6
3
ODI
Jan 14
3
BBL
Jan 16
4
BBL
Jan 20
4
BBL
Jan 27
4
WBBL
Jan 28
4
T20 Int
Feb 10
3

Click here to view an explanation of the Provisional member access categories.

BIG BASH LEAGUES

The MCG will host the following matches in the BBL and WBBL:

BBL

Tuesday January 2: Melbourne Stars v Brisbane Heat (7.10pm)
Saturday January 6: Melbourne Stars v Melbourne Renegades (7.10pm)
Tuesday January 16: Melbourne Stars v Sydney Sixers (7.40pm)
Saturday January 20: Melbourne Stars v Sydney Thunder (6.10pm)
Saturday January 27: Melbourne Stars v Hobart Hurricanes (4.10pm)

WBBL

Saturday January 6: Melbourne Stars v Melbourne Renegades (2.20pm)
Saturday January 20: Melbourne Stars v Melbourne Renegades (1.45pm)
Saturday January 27: Melbourne Stars v Hobart Hurricanes (12.20pm)
Sunday January 28: Melbourne Stars v Hobart Hurricanes (12.00pm)

The semi finals are scheduled for Thursday February 1 and Friday February 2.

The final for both competitions will be played on Sunday February 4.

MCC visitor tickets to BBL matches are now on sale at Ticketek.