Just not cricket! Stuffy MCC members object to statue of female star
Daily Express|May 07, 2021
‘Silly’ sexism row as tribute to legend Rachael is blocked
Cyril Dixon

THE first woman to head cricket’s iconic MCC has found herself stumped by stuffy members after making plans for a statue of pioneering legend Rachael Heyhoe Flint.

Clare Connor had her idea batted away and was accused of “gesture politics” after saying the heroine of the women’s game should have a permanent memorial at Lord’s.

The former England captain, who becomes MCC president in October, said: “She was so important to where the women’s game is now. A statue or gate would be appropriate and fitting. Hers is such a powerful name.”

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