Born: 22 March 1885
Died: 19 March 1958
In the club's annual report the next year he was described as an "illustrious cricketer and good sport. For many years an ardent, sincere and enthusiastic worker for our club".
In 1929 Joe Blair took over as President, but Ransford later returned and was Melbourne's delegate to the league until retiring to become secretary of the MCC in 1939. He beat more than 150 applicants for the job, including one from Don Bradman. He served in the role until 1957 when he retired due to ill-health.
He was made an OBE in 1954.