The President of the Trust is Isabelle Duncan
Isabelle Duncan has been lucky enough to be paid to watch cricket. She commentates mainly for BBC Radio and other media outlets. A playing member of MCC, she has spent six years on the Main Committee with the great and the good.
Isabelle is the author of ‘Skirting the Boundary – a History of Women’s Cricket’ and has a limited amount of copies left, that people might like to purchase.
In the close season, she can be found skiing in the Alps, on a Real Tennis or rackets court, playing Cricket on Ice in St Moritz or floundering on an elephant polo pitch in Bangkok.
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 years, including the MCC, the Bunburys, the Heartaches, the Invalids and the Nomads.
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.
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.
Isabelle succeeds Hugh Morris, Claire Taylor and Mike Gatting.