Clare Connor Becomes The First-Ever Female President Of The Marylebone Cricket Club in its 233-Year History

Former English captain Clare Connor becomes the first Marylebone Cricket Club president in her 233-year history.

About Clare Connor

The announcement came after a general meeting on Wednesday, June 24, which took place online. The former English all-rounder was represented in 111 international matches, achieved 1,604 runs and took 104 gates in various formats.

She was made captain of her team in 2000 and held this position until she resigned from international cricket in 2006. She also led her team to a historic Ashes victory in 2005.

Current MCC President Kumar Sangakkara, who was last appointed for one year, was invited to hold the position for another 12 months due to the COVID 19 pandemic. Connor will replace Sri Lanka on October 1st next year.

The former English skipper, who is currently the executive director of women’s cricket for the England and Wales Cricket Board, said: “It is a great honor for me to be named MCC’s next president. Cricket has enriched my life so much and now it gives me this wonderful privilege.

“We often have to look back to see how far we have come. I made my first visit to Lord as a starry, cricket-obsessed nine-year-old girl at a time when women in the Long Room were not welcome. Times have changed.

Clare Connor
LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 19: Former England womens cricketer Claire Connor rings the five minute bell ahead of day four of the 2nd Investec Ashes Test match between England and Australia at Lord’s Cricket Ground on July 19, 2015 in London, United Kingdom.

Now I am entrusted with this remarkable opportunity, the opportunity to help MCC, the most influential cricket club, thrive and grow in an even more modern and inclusive future.

“MCC does a wonderful job for communities in the UK and overseas. It stages the most uplifting events. It brings people together. And if we take small steps to get out of this uncertain and difficult time, we will need the power of sport and strong sports organizations like the MCC more than ever. I am really proud to have been asked to be the next President. “

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