Andrew Strauss and greats Geoffrey Boycott are awarded knighthoods in the resignation honours list of Prime Minister Theresa May.
The set will be recognised to game after profitable and long careers in county level and international.
Yorkshire opener Boycott is the sporting hero of May and she famously compared her plan to a Boycott innings.
He played 108 Tests between 1964 and 1982, scoring 8,114 runs at an average of 47.72 — the very first England player to reach 8,000.
Boycott averaged 56,83 because of his first-class career and more than 48,000 runs in most — memorably grading his 100th century in 1977 in an Ashes Test against Australia. Now 78, he commentates on cricket.
Fellow opener Strauss performed for England and Middlesex conducts in 100 Tests.
He went on to captain his nation and was a part of the 2005 team; one of the couple England skippers to win Ashes series at home and away, he led the group in the ICC world rankings to number one place.
He had a spell as manager of England cricket, instigating the accent on the one-day game which ended in a World Cup success.
After the sad death of his spouse Ruth from a rare form of lung cancer, Strauss set up The Ruth Strauss Foundation, also Lord’s turned crimson with this season’s Ashes Test against Australia.
England and Wales Cricket Board chief executive Tom Harrison said:»We could not be more delighted that Sir Andrew Strauss joins other giants inside the sport who were knighted for their own achievements.
«He finished his playing career at 2012, having scored over 17,000 first-class runs for Middlesex and England.
«In May 2015, Andrew was invited to join the ECB as director, England cricket, to shape the future strategy of these men’s global teams — in part to allow an environment that could see England as live contenders for the World Cup in 2019, an aim they thus thrillingly delivered on just a few short months ago.
«Apart from his accomplishments on and off the pitch,» Andrew is broadly regarded as an exceptional person in our match and this wonderful accolade will be famous around the world.
«Our heartfelt congratulations also go to Sir Geoffrey Boycott — recognized for his long career and ardent dedication to the sport.»
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