Clare Connor (Wi. 1989-94), former Brighton College teacher and Ashes-winning captain has taken office at Lord's as the first female President of the MCC in the club's 234-year history.
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Clare Connor CBE (W. 1989-94) to become the first female president of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC)
Brighton College is delighted and proud to receive some incredible news this morning. Old Brightonian Clare Connor CBE (W. 1989-94), former England cricket captain and a pioneering force within the sport, will become the first female president of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) in its 233-year history.
From having made her debut for the Brighton College 1st XI cricket on the Home Ground, to being captain of the England cricket team and being awarded the OBE after leading England to their first Ashes win in 42 years, Clare was awarded a CBE in the 2017 New Year's Honours in recognition for her services to cricket.
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Head of England Women's Cricket, Clare is a former England cricket captain. At the age of 30, she was awarded the OBE after leading England to their first Ashes win in 42 years. Clare retired from playing for England in 2006 with over 100 international caps and having led the side for 6 years.
He has been in the job for just one day but the new president of the MCC has already provoked howls of indignation by declaring it "absolutely outrageous" that girls play cricket with boys. Robin Marlar is the son of a famous OB: E A G Marlar (OB. 1916-19), member of College Council and Headmaster of Whitgift! If E A G Marlar had sent his son to Brighton College and not to Harrow he might have taken a different view.
Clare Connor MBE (W. 1989-94) captained England's women to their first Ashes series win in 42 years with a triumph over Australia in the second and final test in Worcester on Friday.