Former Kent all-rounder Charles Rowe has been appointed president of Kent County Cricket Club for 2017.
The right-hander scored six centuries and 30 half-centuries in an 11-year first-class career which included eight years at Kent before a three-year spell at Glamorgan before his retirement.
Born in Hong Kong, Mr Rowe also took 128 wickets with his off spin and was capped by Kent in 1977 and Glamorgan in 1983.
Rowe opened the batting in the side that won the County Championship and B&H Cup in 1978 before moving on to a successful career in the City of London.
On his appointment, Mr Rowe said: “I’m surprised, delighted and very honoured to be elected president of Kent County Cricket Club.
“I look forward to supporting the County to the best of my ability during my term and wish the squads all the best for the coming season.”
Mr Rowe succeeds Lady Kingsdown OBE who steps down after two years in the role.
Lady Kingsdown said: “It has been an honour and a privilege to serve as President of the Kent County Cricket Club for the past two years and to see the Club in general and the Team in particular, under the great Captaincy of Sam Northeast, flourish.
“Two years in post have given me the opportunity to understand more fully how every department of the Club is essential to every other, and getting to know the personnel well has been such a pleasure.
“To each and every one I would like to say a huge thank-you for two very special years in my life, and to my successor I wish as much joy as I have had, and may the Club, in all its facets, continue to prosper under his Presidency.”