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Griffith and Dennis awarded Honorary Life Membership Published: 10 March 2014

Former MCC President Mike Griffith
Former MCC President Mike Griffith

Former MCC President Mike Griffith and PA announcer Johnny Dennis have accepted the Club's offer of Honorary Life Memberships.

They join an illustrious list of names of players, officials and others who have made a significant contribution to cricket - on-and-off the field.

Honorary Life Membership is awarded by the MCC Committee to individuals in recognition of the service they have given to cricket and projects surrounding the game, often over a very long period.

There are now more than 300 Honorary Life Members of MCC out of a total Full Membership of 18,000.

Mike Griffith was President of the Club in 2012/13, having previously served on eight of MCC’s committees and sub-committees.

After winning Blues for cricket, rackets and hockey at Cambridge University, he began a long first-class career at Sussex, playing 276 matches. He scored five centuries, took 269 catches and claimed twenty stumpings.

Griffith also played for England and Great Britain at hockey, and is the only person to have played first-class cricket and international hockey at Lord’s.

He played 80 matches for MCC, and having served on the Committee for two terms as an elected member, Griffith subsequently became Chairman of Cricket. He now also sits on the ECB’s Cricket Discipline Commission.

Johnny Dennis’ voice will be familiar to anyone who has attended an international match in England during the past 38 years.

Dennis has covered 137 Test matches and more than 250 One-Day internationals as PA Announcer, with his first match coming in 1976 during England’s series against the West Indies.

He has been a regular at Middlesex and other matches at Lord’s ever since the PA announcer position became full-time in the early 1990s. Dennis received ECB’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010.

His retirement as a PA announcer at international matches was announced last year.

To see the complete list of Honorary Life Members, click here.

Watch: Johnny Dennis - The Voice of Lord's


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