Stephen Fry to become president of MCC in October

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Fry has been a member of the MCC, which owns Lord's cricket ground and is responsible for the laws of the game, in 2011 and became just the second non-cricketer to deliver the prestigious Cowdrey Lecture last year.

The 64-year-old will take up the role on October 1 after being nominated to the post, which is rotated on an annual basis, at Wednesday's MCC AGM.

Fry said: "I am honoured 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."

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