Lancashire chairman succeeds Amiss February 5, 2008

Jack Simmons appointed ECB cricket chairman

Cricinfo staff

Jack Simmons, the chairman of Lancashire, has been appointed as the ECB's chairman of cricket, to succeed Dennis Amiss.

Simmons, 66, was elected following a ballot of the 18 counties and the MCC. In the ballot, which was conducted by the Electoral Reform Society, Simmons received twelve votes - beating Clive Leach, the Durham chairman, who received seven.

Amiss originally beat Simmons to the role of deputy back in November.