Friday 29 August 2008 

Clare Connor Elected To Sussex Board

SCCC is pleased to announce that Clare Connor, OBE, has been co-opted to the Board as a Non Executive Director.

Clare is Head of England Women’s Cricket at the ECB and has played in 16 Test matches and 93 ODIs for her country. She was appointed England captain in 2000 and helped to mould England into a force to be reckoned with, which culminated in their 1-0 Ashes series win in 2005.

Connor was awarded her MBE in June 2004 and her OBE on 9 February 2006.

Gus Mackay, SCCC Chief Executive, said: “We are delighted that Clare has agreed to join the board and brings a wealth of experience with her. More importantly she has played for Sussex and captained England to the Ashes victory in 2005 and her knowledge of Cricket will be a major asset to Sussex County Cricket Club.”

Clare Connor commented: “It’s an honour to be asked to join the Board and I feel it will dovetail nicely with my role as Head of England Women’s Cricket. It’s an exciting time to be involved in Cricket at this level of governance and as a born and bred Sussex girl, I’m obviously passionate about seeing the County be the best it can be.”

Jim May, SCCC Chairman, said: “It’s a delight to welcome Clare onto the board. Clare has been massively influential in developing Women’s Cricket in Sussex and England and indeed Cricket in general. We are very proud of the success of Sussex Women’s Cricket. I believe that this appointment highlights the inclusive approach that the County has towards Cricket. Clare will provide a female perspective and strengthen the Board.”

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