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MCCC President

We welcome David Shaw as our President for 2018. Born and bred in Birmingham, David attended King Edward’s Grammar School Camp Hill from where he joined The Birmingham Post & Mail in 1959.

To his delight he found that the Company had its own cricket team and a splendid sports ground in Yardley.  This fed his love of the game which had been nurtured by many visits to Edgbaston county ground throughout the 1950s. Over the next 30 years he played nearly a thousand games for the Club becoming secretary at aged 18 and fulfilling all the club roles from captain to chairman, a position he held when the club merged with the Pickwick club in 1988 where he continued his playing career passing 25000 runs in the process and continuing to claim many ‘unlucky’ victims behind the stumps.

He became secretary of the combined club for the next fifteen years before ‘retiring’ but almost immediately joined Camp Hill Old Edwardians serving on their committee, assisting on the ground and playing the occasional game whenever they were short of players.

He went on numerous cricket tours, at home and abroad playing in Barbados, California, Holland and South Africa and was, nearly, always available for any midweek games and played for Conference on two occasions. Any excuse to play cricket.

David served on many other committees including being secretary of the James Travel League, the Combined Counties League, the Warwickshire Cricket Association and the inaugural Arden Sunday League. He was awarded the MCCC Cricketer of the Year for administration in 1992

He joined the committee of the MCCC in 2000, becoming Fixture and Match Secretary in 2009, a position he still holds.

In his business life after seven years in the advertisement department of the Post & Mail, he joined the  newly formed exhibition division where he spent the next 33 years, becoming Managing Director  responsible for organising popular shows such as the Ideal Home Exhibition at Bingley Hall and the Boat and Caravan Show at the NEC. He took early retirement  in 1999.

He was invited to become a Magistrate at the Victoria Law Courts in Birmingham, a position he held for 11 years.

He is married to Patricia and has two children, Stephen and Helen.