MCC v Nottinghamshire, Lord's April 4, 2006

Stephenson to lead MCC in curtain raiser

Cricinfo staff

MCC has announced its side for the traditional curtain-raiser to the English season, their match against the County Champions, Nottinghamshire.

The MCC side will be led by former England opener John Stephenson, who is now the club's head of cricket, and includes Monty Panesar and Alastair Cook.

The four-day game begins at Lord's on April 14 and continues throughout the Easter weekend. Ticket prices are £12 for adults and £6 for juveniles (under 16 years of age) and over-65s.

MCC (from) John Stephenson (MCC, capt), Ravinder Bopara (Essex), Stuart Broad (Leicestershire), Rikki Clarke (Surrey), Alastair Cook (Essex), Steven Davies (Worcestershire), Ed Joyce (Middlesex), Robert Key (Kent), Alex Loudon (Warwickshire), Monty Panesar (Northamptonshire), Luke Parker (Warwickshire).