A female first
Former England women’s captain Clare Connor will become the new MCC President in October next year succeeding the current president Kumar Sangakkara.
All-round cricketer Clare Connor represented England from 1995 to 2005. Kumar Sangakkara, the former wicketkeeper, batsman and captain of Sri Lanka was invited to serve a second term in the role due to the impact of Covid-19 on the cricketing world.
She will leave her current role as ECB Managing Director of Women’s Cricket before taking up her new position. Clare Connor played 16 tests and 93 ODI’s for England during 1995 and 2005. In 16 tests, she scored 502 runs and picked up 24 wickets. In 93 ODI’s, she scored 1087 runs and picked up 80 wickets.
The Queen’s birthday list in 2004 featured Clare Connor as a CBE for her services to cricket.
She will become the first-ever female in the role when she takes over. She will replace the departing Sri Lankan, Sangakarra, who back in 2019 became the first non-British President. A sign of the changing times amongst the Lord’s long room.
Videolink featured its first annual general meeting for Lords Cricket Ground today. Lord’s remains closed to members and public alike due to ongoing safety measures.
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