The MCC is the main competition for teams across the whole of the MQL. It is initially played in groups before progressing to a later knockout stage. In recent years there have been 3 Wednesday evening games, one per month in October, November and December before teams move into Quarter and Semi finals of the main Cup or Plate competitions in February and March. Every team will play at least 4 matches (and more if successful) on the usual 2 attempt format used in League matches, but with tie breaking extra rounds if needed.
The MCC provides one of the few opportunities to meet and play against teams from all over Merseyside. Admittedly some of these teams can be quite formidable but on the whole both the Cup and especially the Plate matches remain very competitive.