Yesterday, in the Long Room inside the Lord's Pavilion, at the annual members' festive lunch, current Club President, Mike Selvey, informed all members present at the event that he had invited Mark Ramprakash to stand in the role of President when Selvey's term comes to an end in April 2023.
Selvey was voted in to the President's role in 2019 for the standard two-year term, however with the 2020 season being all but cancelled as a result of the Covid pandemic outbreak, it was agreed that Selvey would serve a further two year term across 2021 and 2022, stepping down at the AGM in April 2023.
It has always been the responsibility of the retiring President to nominate their replacement, and Selvey sees Mark Ramprakash, a fantastic servant to Middlesex Cricket, as the perfect man to fill the role.
President elect, Ramprakash, has accepted the invitation, and subject to members' approval, who will vote to ratify his appointment at the Club's Annual General Meeting in April 2023, will take up the position for a two year term from the date of the 2023 AGM until he steps down at the 2025 AGM.
Ramprakash carved out a hugely successful playing career for Middlesex for almost a decade and a half, between the years 1987 and 2000, in which he played towards the end of one of the most successful periods in the Club's history, playing a part in helping Middlesex to win two County Championship titles and two one-day trophies.
Ramprakash as a batsman hit an incredible 15,046 first-class runs for Middlesex at an average of 50.48 and a further 7,445 runs in List-A cricket at 38.57 and as a Middlesex player represented England on both the Test and One Day International stages. His playing record at Middlesex, in which he played a total of 450 matches, sees him sat as Middlesex's seventeenth highest first-class run scorer and the fourth highest List-A run scorer of all time.
Since retiring from playing, Ramprakash has built a successful career as a batting coach, both with England and currently with Middlesex, with the 53-year-old now back at Lord's working with the Club in a consultancy batting role. Aside of his cricketing exploits, Ramprakash is also well-known for winning series four of Strictly Come Dancing in 2006.