Queens’ Birthday Awards

05/07/22 Category: Featured, News Posted by:

Congratulations to Australian crickets’ honourees in this years’ Queens’ Birthday awards.  Doug Walters, Meg Lanning, Muriel Picton and Shane Warne

Congratulations Doug Walters  – AO – Queens Birthday Honouree 2022

Doug Walters has been appointed Member of the Order of Australia in the  2022 Queen’s Birthday Honours for significant service to cricket at the elite levels.  Walters, 76, is one of the finest cricketers produced by Australia, playing 74 Tests, having made his debut in 1965. Known for his laconic humour and larrikin ways, Doug entertained fans around the world with his stylish batting, amassing 5357 runs at an average of 48.26. He also took 49 wickets with his “golden arm” medium pace.  He scored 155 in his first Test innings and another century in his second Test. He was the first player in history to score a century and a double century in one Test, against the West Indies in 1968.  It is wonderful for Doug to have received this honour

Congratulations Meg Lanning – AM – Queens Birthday Honouree 2022

Meg Lanning, Australian Women’s Cricket Captain, was awarded a Member of the General Division (AM) in this year’s Queens’s Birthday Honours List, for significant service to women’s cricket at the elite level. Since taking on the Australian captaincy in 2014 when she was 21, Lanning has won three T20 World Cup titles including the incredible 2022 win at the MCG in front of 86,000 fans, as well as three Ashes victories in 2015, 2019 and 2021-22 and guided the team through their a record-breaking 26-match ODI winning streak.  She has scored more ODI centuries than any other woman. She has represented her country on 221 occasions and has led her team to unrivalled success in all formats.   A true great of the game, Meg is respected and admired for her fair play, integrity and for upholding the spirit of cricket.  We congratulate her on this well deserved honour.


Congratulations Muriel Picton –  AM – Queens Birthday Honouree 2022

Muriel Picton was also appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for significant service to cricket as a player, administrator and coach.  Picton was Australian Women’s Test Captain 1961-1969 and is recognised as a fantastic contributor to women’s cricket both on the field and off it in her many administrative roles. She was president and vice president of the NSWWCA for a decade following her retirement as well as a selector and assistant secretary.  We are delighted to acknowledge this past master of our game

Vale Shane Warne  –  AO – Queens Birthday Honouree 2022

Shane Warne, the renowned Australian Test player who tragically passed away on March 4 has been appointed an Order of Australia (AO) in this years’ Queen’s birthday honours.. Warne was one of the most influential cricketers in the history of the game, almost single-handedly reviving the art of leg-spin when he burst onto the international scene in the early 1990s, and by the time he retired from international cricket in 2007, he had become the first bowler to reach 700 Test wickets.  Named as one of its Five Cricketers of the Twentieth Century by Wisden,  Shane Warne was beloved as one of the most talented and charismatic cricketers the world has ever seen and we celebrate this honour as recognition of the indelible legacy he created both on and off the field.


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