In October, Stephen Fry will become the next President of Marylebone Cricket Club
After being nominated by the current President, Clare Connor, English actor and comedian Stephen Fry has been confirmed as the next Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) President. Fry is expected to take over the post on October 1, and the decision was accepted by the club’s general meeting on May 4. (Wednesday).
Fry is a multi-talented individual who has worked as a screenwriter, author, dramatist, journalist, poet, television presenter, and film director in addition to being a comedian and actor. His enthusiasm for the game was demonstrated last year when he became only the second non-cricketer to be invited to deliver the 20th MCC Cowdrey Lecture in November 2021. The 64-year-old has been a member of MCC since 2011, and he expressed his delight at being confirmed for the post.
Fry expressed his joy and pride at being named the next President of MCC, emphasizing the significance of being given the opportunity to serve as one of the most distinguished posts. He expressed his appreciation to Clare for nominating him and stated that he is looking forward to the duties that lie ahead.
“I am honored and proud to be nominated as the next President of MCC. It is a club that is known throughout the world for what it represents in the game and to be gifted the opportunity to perform this role is truly humbling. I thank Clare for this incredible opportunity and I look forward to supporting her as President-Designate over the summer before commencing my own innings in the autumn,” Fry said in a statement.
Meanwhile, Clare, a former England women’s cricketer, was pleased with Stephen’s appointment and praised the latter’s enthusiasm for the game. She mentioned Stephen’s talk in 2021 and expressed her belief that his experience will be useful in his new capacity.