Robin Marlar will take up position in October May 4, 2005

MCC announce new president

Cricinfo staff

MCC has announced that its next president will be Robin Marlar. He will take up the year-long position in October and will succeedTom Graveney.

Marlar, 74, first played for Sussex in 1951, and captained them from 1955 to 1959. He played little after that, although he did appear occasionally until 1968. In 1955 he took 139 wickets with his offspin, including a career-best 9 for 46 against Lancashire. He took 970 first-class wickets at an average of 25, and grabbed ten wickets in a match on ten occasions. Later a trenchant cricket writer and a member of MCC's influential cricket committee, Marlar is also a former chairman of Sussex.