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Former MCC President Lord Griffiths Dies

The MCC flag at half-mast
The MCC flag at half-mast

MCC has expressed sadness at the death of former Club President The Rt. Honourable the Lord Griffiths, M.C., P.C.

Lord Griffiths was elected to MCC in 1951 and served as Club President from 1990/91 and in 1998 was elected to be Honorary Life Vice-President.

He also served as an elected member of the MCC Committee between 1992 and 1994 and was a trustee of the Club from 1994 to 1998.

He was educated at Charterhouse before attending St John’s College, Cambridge where he was awarded a Blue for Cricket in 1946, 1947 and 1948.

Lord Griffiths made his debut for Glamorgan CCC as a fast bowler, in 1946, taking four wickets on debut.

His career best figures of 6 for 129 against Lancashire came in a brief career for the club.

Before playing first class Cricket, Lord Griffiths served with the Welsh Guards in the Second World War and was awarded a Military Cross in 1944 for disarming a tank.

Lord Griffiths will be remembered for his legal achievements, which included acting as Lord Justice of Appeal, a High Court Judge, a Law Lord and a Life Peer.

He was also noted for being Captain of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club. The MCC flag on the Clock Tower building is at half-mast. 

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