The President of the Trust is Isabelle Duncan




 Isabelle Duncan is a leading woman cricketer and qualified coach, running her own cricket coaching organisation for boys and girls aged 4-13.


She was educated at Charterhouse and Durham University.


She captained an all-male (apart from her) side at Albury CC in the Surrey League and has played for numerous men’s and women’s teams over the past twenty years, including the MCC, the Bunburys, the Heartaches, the Invalids and the Nomads.


She is involved with the charity Chance to Shine bringing cricket into state schools and inner cities.


She is also a cricket commentator for BBC radio.


She was involved in the MCC debate to elect women in 1998 by appearing on the front cover of the then ‘Wisden Cricketer’ magazine wearing an MCC sweater. She has been a Full Member of the MCC since 2002, represents the club at both cricket and real tennis, and occasionally sits on a disciplinary panel (!). She is currently a member of the Main Committee at the MCC.




Her first book, Skirting the Boundary: A History of Women’s Cricket, was released in May 2013 and half of the royalties will be donated to Chance to Shine.


She spends her winter’s ski leading for the Ski Club of Great Britain in Europe and America.


The Trust is delighted to have such a high profile person as its President.


Isabelle succeeds Hugh Morris,  Claire Taylor and Mike Gatting.