Lords Ball-by-Ball Commentary Service

Sat 5 July: MCC v Rest of the World

Listen again to full ball-by-ball commentary of the Bicentenary Celebration match.

Commentary Team: Kevin Hand, David Townsend, Angus Fraser, Ebony Rainford-Brent.

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Commentary Schedule

These are the matches we will be broadcasting in 2014.

  • Tue 3 Jun: Inter-Services T20 Tournament
  • Fri 20 Jun: Oxford v Cambridge
  • Sat 21 Jun: Eton v Harrow
  • Sun 22 Jun: MCC v Hertfordshire CCC
  • Mon 23 Jun: MCCU Final
  • Sat 5 Jul: MCC v Rest of the World
  • Wed 3 Sep: Spirit of Cricket Cowdrey Lecture, Sir Ian Botham (6.30pm)
  • Sun 7 Sep: National Village Cup Final

The BBC cover international matches at Lord's on Test Match Special.

Middlesex games are on BBC London.

Technical Help / Troubleshooting

The commentary is sent as a non-proprietary streaming MP3 file over HTTP; this means you should be able to play it on virtually any computer (Windows, Mac, Linux), smartphone (iOS, Android), tablet or an internet enabled radio. We're yet to find anything it won't work on.

Use this link to listen (only available on match days).

The bitrate averages around 96kbps, or approximately 42MB bandwidth per hour.

If you are struggling, try one of these free downloads:

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Listen Again & Archive Recordings

All of our commentary is available to download directly from the site, free of charge.


  • Bicentenary Celebration Match - MCC v Rest of the World - Sat 5 July 2014
  • MCCU Final: Loughborough v Leeds/Bradford - Mon 23 June 2014
  • MCC v Hertfordshire - Sun 22 June 2014
  • Eton v Harrow - Sat 21 June 2014
  • Oxford v Cambridge - Fri 20 June 2014
  • Inter Services Twenty20 - Tue 3 Jun 2014
    • 1st match: RAF vs Navy - Abandoned due to rain mp3 10MB
    • 2nd match: Army beat Navy by 49 runs (D/L) - mp3 132MB
    • 3rd match: Army beat RAF - mp3 98MB


  • Village Cup Final - Sun 8 Sep 2013 - Cleator won by 1 wicket mp3 241MB
  • MCC Schools v ESCA - Mon 2 Sep 2013 - ESCA won by 6 wickets mp3 287MB
  • Eton v Harrow - Sat 22 Jun 2013 - Eton won by 5 wickets mp3 306MB | ogg 227MB
  • MCCU Challenge Final - Fri 21 Jun 2013 - Leeds/Bradford beat Cardiff by 3 wkts (D/L) Cardiff innings mp3 118MB Leeds/Bradford innings mp3 119MB
  • Inter Services Twenty20 - Tue 18 Jun 2013
    • 1st match: Army beat RAF by 56 runs - mp3 114MB
    • 2nd match: RAF beat Navy by 71 runs - mp3 117MB
    • 3rd match: Army beat Navy by 42 runs - mp3 114MB


Fixtures from previous seasons are available on request.

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