Ashes 2019: MCC member ejected from Lord’s Pavilion after jeering Steve Smith inside Long Room
Steve Smith walks back after being dismissed for 92 at Lord's. © AFP

A member of the prestigious Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) was reportedly removed from the privileged Lord’s Pavilion on Saturday after he abused Australia batsman Steve Smith in the famed Long Room.

According to The Cricketer, the unnamed MCC member called Smith “a cheat and a disgrace” as the batsman walked through the Long Room after being dismissed for 92 on day four of the second Ashes Test at Lord’s.

This is apparently the first instance of an MCC member being ejected from the Lord’s Pavilion.

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Smith was hit on the neck by a viscous bouncer from Jofra Archer on Saturday and was removed from the field. He underwent a series of tests, which showed that the 30-year-old did not display signs of concussion.

Subsequently, Smith was allowed to continue his innings at the fall of the next wicket. He went back and added 12 runs to his score before being dismissed for 92.

On Sunday, when Smith displayed concussion symptoms, he was ruled out of the Lord’s Test. He replaced by Marnus Labuschange for the final day, in what is the first instance of a concussion substitute since the introduction of the rule.


Smith is in doubt for next week’s third Ashes Test at Headingley. The three-day gap between Tests is “not in his favour” according to Cricket Australia.