England's World Cup winning cricketers recognised in New Year's Honours

Eoin Morgan becomes a CBE after leading England to World Cup glory (Photo by Gareth Copley-ICC/ICC via Getty Images)
Eoin Morgan becomes a CBE after leading England to World Cup glory (Photo by Gareth Copley-ICC/ICC via Getty Images)

England's World Cup winning cricketers lead the way for sport in the Queen’s New Year Honours list with four players and coach Trevor Baylis all being recognised. 

Following the dramatic tournament triumph in the summer, captain Eion Morgan becomes a CBE, hero of the final Ben Stokes is made OBE as does Bayliss, while Jos Buttler and Test captain Joe Root become MBEs.

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“I’m very proud to have been awarded a CBE” beamed Morgan having become the first ever England captain to lift the trophy. “Winning the World Cup has been a dream come true and the honours and awards that have come since that day at Lord’s really mean a lot to everyone connected with the team.”

Stokes, named mana of the match in the sensational Super Over victory against New Zealand in the final at Lord’s, paid tribute to his teammates.

“As everybody has said, it’s a team effort to get these awards and we’ll be going to collect them on behalf of the team.”

ECB chairman Colin Graves also becomes a CBE.

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West Indies legend Clive Lloyd receives a knighthood for services to cricket. 

Jill Scott, who helped England Women’s football team reach the World Cup semi final in France, is made an MBE for services to women's football, while Baroness Sue Campbell, the FA’s director of women's football, is made a Dame following the team’s run. 

“These things are an immense privilege but they’re also something you accept on behalf of an awful lot of other people who make your job possible,” admitted Campbell.

“I feel very grateful and it’s a reflection of all the hard work an awful lot of people have put in to women’s football and my life in sport generally.”

Members of England’s netball side are also honoured following their World Cup bronze medal win with Serena Guthrie and Jo Harten becoming MBEs. 

Double Olympic taekwondo champion and world champion Jade Jones has been made an OBE as has Solheim Cup winning captain Catriona Matthew, while former Team GB Olympic heptathlete Kelly Sotherton becomes an MBE. 

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