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MCC Committee ballot results

Mike Brearley
Mike Brearley, Claire Taylor, Mark Nicholas and Simon Hughes elected to MCC Committee
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• Mike Brearley, Claire Taylor, Mark Nicholas and Simon Hughes elected to MCC Committee

• First term on main Committee for Taylor, the first woman to be named Wisden Cricketer of the Year

• All four will begin a three-year term on Committee from 1st October 2018

Mike Brearley, Claire Taylor, Mark Nicholas and Simon Hughes have been elected to serve on the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) Committee following the recent ballot. Each will begin their three-year term on 1st October 2018, replacing Peter Carroll, Chinmay Gupte, Chris Guyver and Graham Monkhouse, whose terms will conclude on 30th September.

Former England captain Brearley was President of MCC in 2007-08 and until recently chaired the MCC World Cricket committee, a post he held for six years. Both positions conferred a position on the MCC Committee.

Taylor, one of the most distinguished women’s cricketers, retired from the game in 2011 and served on the Club’s Cricket committee since 2012, whilst she also chaired the Women’s Cricket sub-committee.

Broadcaster and former Hampshire captain Nicholas has served twice before on the main MCC Committee, between 1996-99 and 2000-03, as well as stints on the Cricket and Marketing committees and Laws, Spirit and Ethos sub-committee.

Hughes, formerly of Middlesex and Durham, now a commentator, author and journalist on the game, is re-elected after a twelve month gap, having previously served on the Committee between 2014-17.

A total of 5,923 ballot papers were submitted, including twenty spoilt papers. Votes were cast as follows:

Mike Brearley, O.B.E. 5,172 votes - Elected
Claire Taylor, M.B.E. 3,278 votes - Elected
Mark Nicholas 3,172 votes - Elected
Simon Hughes 3,028 votes - Elected

Vicky Griffiths 2,830 votes
Professor Giles Toogood 1,741 votes
Tony Alt 1,155 votes
Jolyon Griffiths 926 votes
Chris Goldie 696 votes
John Hegarty 668 votes