A WEM-born television and radio presenter has been appointed as a non-executive director of a county cricket board in England.

Sybil Ruscoe is one of six non-executive directors to be appointed by Gloucestershire Cricket Board, which intends in 2021 to become a charity – the Gloucestershire Cricket Foundation – as part of a five-year strategy named Inspiring Gloucestershire.

Each of the directors are set to become a trustee for the charity in the future.

Chief Executive Steve Silk praised all of the applicants who put themselves forward to be considered for the positions.

He said: “We’re absolutely delighted to make this announcement.

“Our nominations committee put in a tremendous amount of work behind the scenes, whittling down a high number of applicants to meeting 14 wonderful people and then identifying six non-executive directors who bring to the table a wide range of different skills and experiences that will help us in both the short- and mid-term.

“It’s a very exciting time for the GCB, and the expertise and guidance of these six people will provide invaluable expertise and guidance as we move forward and meet the ambition of our five-year strategy.”

Sybil is known as the first woman to present cricket on terrestrial television in the UK, with the BAFTA and Royal Television Society award-winning C4 Cricket and C4 Cricket Roadshow.

She is also well-known for presenting Top of the Pops, BBC Radio 5 Live and co-presenting on Radio 1 alongside Simon Mayo.