Former England cricketer, Mike Gatting, played first-class cricket for 23 years and represented England for 18 of them. Between 1986 and 1988 he was captain for an impressive 23 test matches and although now retired from playing, he is still involved in the top level of the sport he spent his life competing in.
He played 79 tests and 92 one day internationals for England scoring more than 6,500 runs which included 11 centuries. During his two years as captain of England he led his country to a resounding victory in Australia during the 1986/87 Ashes tour.
In domestic cricket, Gatting made his Middlesex debut aged 18 and amassed more than 30,000 runs with 96 centuries. His spell as captain ran from 1983 to 1996 and he guided Middlesex to three county championship titles during that time.
A former President of the Lord’s Taverners and MCC, Gatting is a long-standing member and supporter of the charity and a current serving member of the MCC World Cricket Committee.