Becky Fairlie-Clarke


Becky Fairlie-Clarke has been watching cricket from a very young age with her Dad who is a great lover of the game. She’s been hooked since then and has watched cricket across the globe and at home. Her favourite cricket grounds in no particular order are Newlands, Arundel and Lord’s and she has high hopes her two young sons will also love cricket – and captain England of course.

Becky currently owns and runs the travel and sports agency Magic Torch PR, having previously set up McCluskey Sports, headed up PR for England's Barmy Army and served as Marketing Director for All Out Cricket. She also sat on committees for Chance to Shine and the Cricket Foundation and presently sits on the board of the Club Cricket Conference. This experience has enabled Becky to gain an excellent understanding of the industry and stakeholders within cricket and just how important the cricket fan is and needs to be.

George Dobell

Co-founderGeorge Dobell is the Senior Correspondent of ESPNcricinfo. He says he became a cricket journalist when he realised he wasn't intelligent enough to get a real job. The formation of the supporters' association was his idea. He will step down from the CSA once it is established in line with its principles to be run by those who are not professionally involved in the sport.

Alan Higham

Board MemberAlan is a lifelong cricket fan watching England home and away since 1985 and a retired Village Green Cricketer.  He has over 30 years of experience in pensions which included running his own businesses, having senior executive roles in major pension firms and is a former Government Adviser. Alan is experienced in all broadcast and print media and has covered the Ashes in Australia for the Manchester Evening News. Lastly but definitely not least, he is a passionate Lancashire supporter; Surrey and Hampshire member too.

Rick Ankers

Board MemberRick started working life as an apprentice salesman selling Canon fax machines after an aborted attempt to be a professional cricketer. His passion for team sports and in particular cricket has served him well as, after moving to Kodak and then Oce, he decided to lead the life of an entrepreneur and started his first business with his wife Amanda, Jellyfish Solutions. The 21six group now consists of three companies all delivering communications. Still a keen cricketer Rick is the first team captain at Burridge CC in the Southern Premier league and is a member of Hampshire CCC. He regularly supports beneficiaries and cricket based charities.

Craig Burton

Board MemberCraig is CEO of leading UK winter-sports tour operator and PCA corporate partner, Ski Solutions. A passionate, lifelong supporter of cricket, Craig describes himself as an ‘enthusiastic but hopelessly average Sunday slogger’ for his local village, Lindfield, and has followed England overseas in recent years on tours of South Africa, Sri Lanka and West Indies. Recently, fatherhood has slowed the airmiles accumulation, but he lives in hope that son Monty might follow in the footmarks of his left-handed namesake with the ball.

Ross Antrobus

Board MemberRoss is lifelong cricket fan and player, having been fortunate enough to play cricket in South Africa and Australia as well the Birmingham, Middlesex and Thames Valley leagues. A regular captain and committee member in club cricket, sadly appearing more often in the minutes rather than the honours boards!