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Former MCC President Melluish dies aged 81

Former MCC President Melluish dies aged 81

MCC regrets to announce that former President Michael Melluish O.B.E. has died aged 81.

Melluish served as President of the Club in 1991/92, at a time when this role also included the Presidency of ICC. His widow, Anna, informed the Club of his passing on Saturday evening.

Melluish attended Cambridge University, and was a regular in the university side as wicket-keeper throughout his three years as a student from 1954 to 1956. He played one County Championship match for Middlesex in 1957, and regularly represented MCC, captaining the Club on a tour to the Netherlands and Denmark in 1963.

Melluish was elected as a Member of the MCC in 1956, and served on the Committee between 1974 until 2002, with only a few short breaks in between. He also served as Treasurer, and was an Honorary Life Vice-President. Until April last year, he had also been a Trustee of the MCC Foundation.

He was awarded an OBE in the 1999 Queen’s Birthday honours for his services to cricket.

A private funeral will be held, and a memorial service is planned for later in the year.

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