By Matt Hughes For Mailonline
Published: 14:56 BST, 11 September 2020 | Updated: 14:56 BST, 11 September 2020
The MCC have raised a staggering £30million from selling life memberships of the most famous cricket club in the world for up to £80,000 each this summer.
In a letter sent to members on Friday chief executive Guy Lavender reports that the MCC have already received payment of £22.9m from new life members with a further £7.8m in membership fees to be cleared next month, providing a much needed windfall following heavy losses caused by the coronavirus shutdown.
The immediate cash injection will enable the £50m redevelopment of the Compton and