Priti Patel stumps up £45,000 to take up life membership at Marylebone Cricket ...

Good Lord's! Priti Patel stumps up £45,000 to take up life membership at the exclusive Marylebone Cricket Club Home Secretary took advantage of offer to jump its notoriously long waiting list Most wait 20 years for right to walk into Lord's pavilion and watch Test cricket To help meet £30m in lost revenue from Covid, MCC this summer offered life membership to existing annual members and those on waiting list – like Ms Patel

By Brendan Carlin for The Mail on Sunday

Published: 23:50 BST, 17 October 2020 | Updated: 23:55 BST, 17 October 2020

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Priti Patel has forked out tens of thousands of pounds to get into one of the world's most exclusive sporting clubs – the MCC.

The Mail on Sunday can reveal that the Home Secretary has paid £45,000 to become a member of the Marylebone Cricket Club.

She has taken advantage of an offer to jump its notoriously long waiting list and take up life membership.

People usually wait over 20 years for the right to walk into the Lord's pavilion and watch Test cricket.

Priti Patel has forked out tens of thousands of pounds to get into one of the world's most exclusive sporting clubs ¿ the MCC. The Mail on Sunday can reveal that the Home Secretary has paid £45,000 to become a member of the Marylebone Cricket Club. (She is seen above at Lord's cricket ground in 2018)

Priti Patel has forked out tens of thousands of pounds to get into one of the world's most exclusive sporting clubs – the MCC. The Mail on Sunday can reveal that the Home Secretary has paid £45,000 to become a member of the Marylebone Cricket Club. (She is seen above at Lord's cricket ground in 2018)

Ms Patel has taken advantage of an offer to jump its notoriously long waiting list and take up life membership. People usually wait over 20 years for the right to walk into the Lord's pavilion and watch Test cricket

Ms Patel has taken advantage of an offer to jump its notoriously long waiting list and take up life membership. People usually wait over 20 years for the right to walk into the Lord's pavilion and watch Test cricket

But to help meet £30 million in lost revenue from the virus crisis, the MCC this summer decided to offer life membership to existing annual members and candidates on the waiting list – like Ms Patel.

A source close to the Home Secretary, 48, confirmed Ms Patel, who has been on the waiting list for 'several years', had taken up the offer.

The source said: 'As a lifelong cricket fan and at

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