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.
Her nomination was announced by current President Kumar Sangakkara via video from Sri Lanka. Connor will take up the post on 1 October 2021, pending approval by the Club’s Members, as Sangakkara has been invited to remain in the role for a second twelve-month tenure due to the impact of Covid-19 on the cricketing landscape.
"Now I find myself entrusted with this remarkable opportunity – the opportunity to play a part in helping MCC, cricket’s most influential club, to thrive and grow in an even more modern and inclusive future."