The club is delighted to announce that respected journalist and commentator Alison Mitchell is the new Chair of The Cricket Writers’ Club.
Alison was formally voted in at the Club’s Annual General Meeting on 29th April (pictures from the AGM below), and in taking over from Mark Baldwin, becomes the first woman to hold the role since the club was formed in 1946.
“It’s a great honour to follow in the footsteps of those who have previously held this position at CWC,” she said. “The Club is an important and enjoyable focal point for the camaraderie that exists around the cricket media. Friends become like a second family over the years.
“Having been on the main Committee since 2015 I’m also acutely aware of the important work the CWC carries out with the help of its members on the sub-committees, liaising with the ECB and the counties on everything from media facilities to the continued support of domestic journalism, to the highly regarded Book and Men’s and Women’s Player Awards that the Club presents at its Annual Lunch.
“Mark Baldwin has done an outstanding job as Chairman and I’d like to thank him for handing over the club in a healthy position, with an enthusiastic membership. I’m keen to grow that membership further across all genres of the media, and so I encourage our members to spread the word of the club and always be on the look out to welcome new members in - particularly as we embark on a summer that embraces a Men’s World Cup, together with Men’s and Women’s Ashes. It’s going to be a busy and exciting time.”