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MCC set to bowl over budding sports journalists

Budding sports journalists and photographers are set to be bowled over with a once-in-a-lifetime chance to learn about a career in the media – at the home of cricket.

Two masterclasses on the ins and outs of the industry are being staged at Lord’s later this month as part of the second London Sports Writing Festival.

The special afternoon courses – jointly hosted by the Marylebone Cricket Club, the London Evening Standard and David Luxton Associates – are being held as part of the four-day festival in the J.P. Morgan Media Centre.

Wannabe writers and photojournalists will hear from some of the UK’s finest journalists, editors, authors and publishers – including ex-Liverpool Echo and now Daily Mirror chief sports writer Oliver Holt, The Times chief rugby correspondent Owen Slot and its chief sports photographer Marc Aspland.

The classes – on 23 and 24 October respectively – will focus on how to get started and the changing face of both disciplines.

Tickets for the whole event which runs from 23-26 October, are now on sale by going to