Former England women’s captain Clare Connor will become the new MCC President in October next year, succeeding the current occupier of the role, Kumar Sangakkara.

As an all-rounder, Connor represented England from 1995 to 2005, captaining the side from 2000. She will leave her current role as ECB Managing Director of Women’s Cricket before taking up her new position.

Connor played 16 Tests and 93 ODI’s for England. In 16 Tests, she scored 502 runs and picked up 24 wickets. In 93 ODI’s, she scored 1087 runs and took 80 wickets.

Connor will become the first-ever female in the role when she takes over, replacing the departing Sri Lankan, Sangakarra, who back in 2019 became the first non-British President, a sign of the changing times amongst the Lord’s long room.