Geoffrey Boycott and Andrew Strauss to be given knighthoods

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Andrew Strauss and greats Geoffrey Boycott have been awarded knighthoods in former Prime Minister Theresa May’s resignation honours list.
The set will be recognized to sport following long and profitable careers in the county and international level.
Yorkshire opener Boycott is the athletic enthusiast of May and last year she superbly compared her approach into a Boycott innings.
He played 108 Tests between 1964 and 1982, scoring 8,114 runs in a mean of both 47.72 – the very first England player to reach 8,000.
Boycott averaged 56,83 because of his first-class career with centuries that were 151 and over 48,000 conducts in all – memorably scoring his century in 1977 at an Ashes Test against Australia. Now 78, he commentates on cricket.
Fellow opener Strauss performed for England and Middlesex runs in 100 Tests.
He moved on to captain his nation and had been a part of this 2005 staff; among the couple England skippers to acquire Ashes series at home and off, in addition, he led the team in the ICC world ranks.
He had a charm as manager of England cricket, instigating the emphasis about the game which ended in a World Cup success .
Following the sad death of his spouse Ruth from a rare type of lung cancer, Strauss set up The Ruth Strauss Foundation, also Lord’s turned red in the aid of the charity for the Ashes Test against Australia of this year.
England and Wales Cricket Board chief executive Tom Harrison stated: »We could not be more delighted that Sir Andrew Strauss joins other giants within the sport who have been knighted for their own achievements.
« He ended his playing career at 2012, having scored over 17,000 top-notch conducts for Middlesex and England.
« In May 2015, Andrew was invited to join the ECB as manager, England championships, to form the future plan of these men’s international teams – in part to enable an environment that would see England as live contenders for the World Cup in 2019, an aim they so thrillingly delivered on just a couple short months ago.
« Apart from his achievements on and off the pitch, Andrew is broadly regarded as an outstanding individual in our game and this great accolade will be renowned around the world.
« Our heartfelt congratulations go to Sir Geoffrey Boycott – praised because of his lengthy career and passionate dedication to the game. »

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