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Broadhalfpenny Down Patron named as next President of MCC

Hampshire cricketing legend and Broadhalfpenny Down Patron, Mark Nicholas, has been named as the next President of MCC, starting 1 October 2023.

Mark, who was elected as a Member of MCC in 1981, is one of the most recognisable figures in televised cricket and a leading broadcaster in his field.

Mark scored over 25,000 runs, including an unbeaten hundred for MCC at Lord’s against the 1985 Australians, and took 173 wickets in a professional career spanning over two decades. He captained Hampshire to four major trophies, three of which came in finals at Lord’s.

Last year, he Captained the Hampshire All-Stars in the celebration of 250 years since the inaugural First Class cricket match at Broadhalfpenny Down, and talked about how privileged he was to play his first game at the Cradle of Cricket.

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