Glamorgan's Tony Lewis honoured by MCC

Tony Lewis
Tony Lewis captained Glamorgan to the 1969 County Championship title

Former England and Glamorgan captain Tony Lewis has been elected the 31st honorary life vice-president of the MCC.

This is the highest honour that the MCC Committee can bestow on any member of the club.

It was introduced in 1961 and recipients have included the likes of Sir Donald Bradman and Ted Dexter.

"MCC has formed a major part of my life, and I am honoured to accept this invitation," said Lewis.

"To be appreciated by your peers is a huge thing to happen to you; to join a list which includes such eminent contributors to the club and to the game of cricket as a whole is a real privilege."

Lewis was the last man to captain England on Test debut and led Glamorgan to the County Championship title in 1969.

Following his retirement in 1974, Lewis subsequently has been chairman and president of Glamorgan, and moved effortlessly into the media sector as a writer and broadcaster on the game internationally for more than 30 years.