A man who faked a membership card to access the best seats at Lord’s has been told he could go to jail.
James Lattimer put his photograph on to a card – originally owned by a Lord’s member who died in 2014 – after he bought it on eBay, Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard.
Lattimer, 51 and from Bournemouth, was found with the faked card in August.
He admitted fraud at a hearing in November and is due to be sentenced at Southwark Crown Court at a later date.
It costs £1,000 to become a member of Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), known colloquially as the home of cricket, and there is a 29-year waiting list.
Lattimer, of Green Road in Bournemouth, used the faked card to get into an exclusive members-only area after buying a ticket to enter the ground.
Passing sentence, District Judge Samuel Mark Goozee told Latimer: “I consider my powers are not sufficient for sentence.”
Lattimer, who runs a corporate cleaning company, was released on unconditional bail.