25 Jul 2017

Egg and Bacon brigade stay away

10:56 am on 25 July 2017

The former England international cricket Ebony Rainford-Brent took a swipe at the stay-away MCC members following England women's world cup win at Lord's.

The Home of Cricket was sold out as England beat India by nine runs in the final to secure a fourth Women's World Cup.

The only empty seats visible were those outside the famous pavilion, where hundreds of MCC members had not bothered to attend.

Rainford-Brent, a World Cup winner in 2009, said "it was very emotional, after years of playing in front of one man and his dog, to see a packed house at Lord's.

"One thing that frustrated me was that the members' pavilion had no one in it."

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The red and gold attire of the MCC is affectionately referred to as 'egg and bacon'. Photo: Photosport

"Sports fans can be converted. You are still going to get some dinosaurs but hopefully eventually evolution will take care of them."

After years of debate the MCC finally opened its doors to women members in 1998.