Ex-player Doug Insole named new MCC President

Published: Thursday, May 4, 2006, 23:53 [IST]
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London:Former England Test player and Essex stalwart Doug Insole has been named to succeed Robin Marlar as the next President of Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC).

Mr Marlar made this announcement at Lord's during MCC's Annual General Meeting yesterday.

Doug Insole played for Essex for 17 years and represented England in nine Test matches. He served as an England Test selector for 10 years and managed two England tours of Australia in 1978-79 and 1982-83.

A past chairman of both Essex CCC and the Test and County Cricket Board, Doug Insole currently chairs the European Cricket Council.

For his services to cricket, Doug Insole was appointed CBE in 1979 and he became a Life Vice-President of MCC in 1993 - 40 years after he first joined the Club's Cricket committee.

In addition to his distinguished playing record as a cricketer, Doug Insole was an accomplished footballer and won three Blues for football - as he did for cricket - while at Cambridge University, and captained the University at both sports. He also played for Southend United, the Corinthian Casuals and Pegasus - serving as the club's first captain. In 1956, he appeared in the FA Amateur Cup Final.

In his cricketing career, he played in 450 first-class matches, scored over 25,000 runs and hit more than 50 centuries , including one Test hundred against South Africa.

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