Clarke gets MCC life membership

Australia

Former Australian captain, Michael Clarke, has been honoured by the Marylebone Cricket Club, with a life membership.

Clarke retired from Test cricket at the end of last years ashes, having scored 8,643 runs in 115 Tests.

The former skipper joins compatriots Shane Warne, Glenn McGrath and Ricky Ponting as life members.

Clarke said: "This is a fantastic honour and I am delighted to become an MCC honorary life member.

"MCC is the most prestigious cricket club in the world and to be invited to become a member is a great privilege.

"Lord's has always been a very special place to play cricket and I've got some great memories of playing there so I'm really looking forward to coming back as a member of MCC."

The MCC own Lord's, the home of cricket, and are considered to be the game's guardians.

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