The commentary service is no longer available here. Please visit the main Lord's website to access future commentaries. The listen again archive will remain for a time,
should you wish to download recordings from 2011-2017.
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.
New for 2017, we've replaced the Adobe Flash player for desktop users with a native HTML5 one. This should work in all modern browsers.
You can switch between different pages on the site (Listen Live, Schedule, Listen Again etc.) without stopping the stream. Also, iPhone/iPad users no longer need to use the player full screen - you can leave it
running while opening extra browser tabs.
Here is a direct link to audio stream (only available on match days).
Firefox supports rewinding the live stream if you would like to do this.
The bitrate averages around 96kbps, or approximately 42MB bandwidth per hour.
(We don't add any audio compression.)
If you are struggling with listening in a browser or prefer a standalone player, try one of these free downloads:
All of our commentary is available to download directly from the site, free of charge.
- Watsons National Village Final - Sun 17 Sep 2017
- MCC Schools v ESCA - Wed 30 August 2017
- Match abandoned without a ball bowled due to rain.
- MCC v Afghanistan - Tue 11 July 2017
- Eton v Harrow - Sat 24 June 2017
- Oxford v Cambridge University - Fri 23 June 2017
- MCCU Challenge Final - Thu 15 Jun 2017
- Inter Services Twenty20 - Thu 8 Jun 2017
Match 1: RAF v Navy (incomplete recording, 1h16m)
Match 2: Army v RAF (2h36m)
Match 3: Navy v Army (2h45m)
- MCC Schools v ESCA - Tue 6 Sep 2016
- Village Cup Final - Sun 4 Sep 2016
- Oxford v Cambridge University - Fri 1 July 2016
- Eton v Harrow - Sat 25 June 2016
1pm onwards (due to technical problem)
- MCCU Final: Oxford v Loughborough - Tue 21 June 2016
- Inter Services Twenty20 - Thu 19 May 2016
- Village Cup Final - Sun 13 Sep 2015
- MCC Schools v ESCA - Tue 8 Sep 2015
- Oxford v Cambridge University - Sat 27 June 2015
- MCCU Final - Tue 23 June 2015
- Eton v Harrow - Sat 20 June 2015
- Inter Services Twenty20 - Thu 11 Jun 2015
- Village Cup Final - Sun 7 September 2014
- 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 University - Fri 20 June 2014
- Inter Services Twenty20 - Tue 3 Jun 2014
1st match: RAF vs Navy - Abandoned due to rain
2nd match: Army beat Navy by 49 runs (D/L) -
3rd match: Army beat RAF -
Village Cup Final - Sun 8 Sep 2013 - Cleator won by 1 wicket
MCC Schools v ESCA - Mon 2 Sep 2013 - ESCA won by 6 wickets
Eton v Harrow - Sat 22 Jun 2013 - Eton won by 5 wickets
mp3 306MB |
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 -
2nd match: RAF beat Navy by 71 runs -
3rd match: Army beat Navy by 42 runs -