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Ronnie Aird
Personal information
Full nameRonald Aird
Born(1902-05-04)4 May 1902
Paddington, London, England
Died16 August 1986(1986-08-16) (aged 84)
Yapton, West Sussex, England
BattingRight-handed
BowlingRight-arm medium-pace
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
1920–1938Hampshire
1923Cambridge University
1927–1939Marylebone 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
10 wickets in match
Best bowling 2/35
Catches/stumpings 52/–
Source: Cricinfo, 22 September 2009

Ronald Aird MC (4 May 1902 – 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 (1968–1969), Trustee (1971–1983) and as a Life Vice-President (1983–1986).

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

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