[Francis] George Mann

[Francis] George Mann
Birth and death
1917 - 2001
Profession details
Related place
Alistair Grant

[Francis] George Mann (1917-2001), cricketer. Played for Middlesex from 1947 to 1958. He captained the M.C.C. in South Africa in 1948-9, and captained England against New Zealand in 1949. He was a director of the family brewing firm Mann, Crossman, and Paulin and then Watney Mann. He later served, until 1987, as a director, and from 1980 to 1986 as deputy chair, of Extel. Mann was an important continuity between the M.C.C. (on whose committee he served) and the newly elected Test and County Cricket Board, which he chaired from 1978 to 1983. In 1984, he became president of the M.C.C. and International Cricket Conference. In 1990, he was made life Vice-President of the M.C.C. He was born at Red House, Brooklands Lane, Weybridge.

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