Ronnie Aird

Ronnie Aird
Personal information
Full name Ronald Aird
Born (1902-05-04)4 May 1902
Paddington, London, England
Died 16 August 1986(1986-08-16) (aged 84)
Yapton, West Sussex, England
Batting Right-handed
Bowling Right-arm medium-pace
Domestic team information
Years Team
1920โ€“1938 Hampshire
1923 Cambridge University
1927โ€“1939 Marylebone Cricket Club
Career statistics
Competition FC
Matches 136
Runs scored 4,482
Batting average 21.97
100s/50s 4/14
Top score 159
Balls bowled 526
Wickets 7
Bowling average 59.00
5 wickets in innings โ€“
10 wickets in match โ€“
Best bowling 2/35
Catches/stumpings 52/โ€“
Source: Cricinfo, 22 September 2009

Ronald Aird MC (4 May 1902 โ€“ 16 August 1986) was an English first-class cricketer and administrator.

Ronnie Aird was born in Paddington, London. After Eton, he went up to Clare College, Cambridge, winning his blue in 1923. He played 136 first-class matches as a right-handed batsman and a right-arm medium bowler for Cambridge University and Hampshire between 1920 and 1938. He was a good cricketer, but he will be remembered for his work at Lord's for sixty years. He was appointed Assistant Secretary of the Marylebone Cricket Club in 1926, following the promotion of W. Findlay to Secretary. He continued to serve under Colonel Rait Kerr, until his eventual appointment as Secretary in 1952. He retired in 1962 and continued to serve the club as President (1968โ€“1969), Trustee (1971โ€“1983) and as a Life Vice-President (1983โ€“1986).

He died at his home in Yapton, Sussex following a long illness aged 84.