Tammy Beaumont awarded MBE

Friday 29th December 2017


Tammy Beaumont awarded MBE

Kent captain Tammy Beaumont was recognised with an MBE in the Queen’s New Year Honours list.

The 26-year-old Dover-born batsman was recognised for her role in the Women’s World Cup triumph alongside England captain Heather Knight and head coach Mark Robinson (who receive OBEs) as well as Anya Shrubsole, Player of the Match in the Lord’s final, also awarded the MBE.

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ECB’s Director of England Women’s Cricket, Clare Connor, was also awarded a CBE reflecting her contribution to the team’s success and the wider development of the women’s game. The former England captain, who led the team to a historic Ashes win in 2005, has previously been awarded an MBE and an OBE.

Today’s announcement rounds off a year in which the victorious England squad were recognised at the BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year awards, the Sports Journalists’ Assocation’s annual awards and the BT Sport Action Woman awards.

England became world champions for a fourth time this summer following previous triumphs in 1973, 1993 and 2009 – overcoming India by just nine runs in front of a capacity crowd at Lord’s.

Clare Connor said: “I am immensely proud of our England players and staff for their incredible hard work, dedication and passion which came together this summer to create something very special.

“The memory of Anya Shrubsole claiming the final Indian wicket, arms out-stretched and screaming in celebration to the sky, will stay with us all for a long time. And for that moment to have been seen by a full Lord’s cricket ground and by a television audience of 180 million around the world is testament to the vast progress our sport has made.

“It goes without saying that we accept this level of recognition in the New Year’s Honours List proudly but also with the humility that comes from being part of something bigger than ourselves as individuals.

“England Women’s cricket is always a true team effort, on and off the pitch, and on behalf of those of us that have been recognised in this public way, I’d like to thank all our other team members and colleagues whose vital contributions have collectively produced such a remarkable year.”

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