a cricket club, established in 1787, which used to be the main administrative organization for all cricket in England and Wales. It owns and has its headquarters (= main office) at Lord's in north London. The MCC is still responsible for the rules of cricket, wherever it is played. Many people consider the club and its members to be rather old-fashioned. Membership is limited and there is a long list of people waiting to join. Women members have only been allowed since 1998.