Nov 2, 2012

A 68-year wait for membership? It’s just not cricket

A Melbourne Cricket Club membership is the holy grail for any Australian sports fan. But the wait for entry is growing longer -- you might not live long enough to enjoy your exclusive seat.

Tom Cowie

Crikey journalist

They're the best seats in Australian sport. But prospective members of the hallowed Melbourne Cricket Club might die trying.

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8 thoughts on “A 68-year wait for membership? It’s just not cricket

  1. Pete from Sydney

    don’t pu t your name down then

  2. JosieK

    The first eleven’s parents haven’t been born yet . . . !

  3. zut alors

    If you can tolerate the unrelenting advertisements the view is better on TV.

  4. Gavin Moodie

    Capitalism’s normal way of rationing scarce goods and services is price. So why not start by doubling annual membership fees?

  5. Edward James

    I don’t care if cricket tragics die waiting for limited membership. I have no interest in cricket and resent it when it is in my face on TV! Edward James

  6. Michael Fink

    It might be called the Melbourne Cricket Club, but I’m only in it for the football.

    One solution might be to offer a separate non-football membership for the those that want to watch the Sheffield Shield and the Big Bash from the good seats.

  7. Andrew McIntosh

    This is a story?

  8. Anthony Bland

    A real non-story if there was one.
    This is no different to when my father put me down the day I was born 65 years ago. I became a junior member at age 16 and this year become a 50 year member. Best part about that is now I only pay $15 per year.

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