Baroness Rachael Heyhoe Flint OBE DL

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Woman sitting on a white bench in a row of bleachers. She is wearing a brown skirt and a white and grey striped blazer.
Photograph © Anita Corbin


First Woman to be elected to the full committee of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) and to hit a six at Lords

July 2013, MCC Member’s Pavilion, Lord’s Cricket Ground, London

b.1939, Wolverhampton d.2017

In 2004 Baroness Rachael Heyhoe Flint was the first woman to be elected to the full committee of the Marylebone Cricket Club. In 1999, 200 years after the club was founded, she was one of only ten inaugural women members admitted to the club’s 15,000 strong membership. Rachel was also the first woman to hit a six in a test match, television’s first female spores commentator and founder of the first Women’s World Cup in 1973, when she captained England and won the tournament.

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