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Charlotte Edwards receives CBE medal

Tuesday 14th April 2015

Women

Kent and England captain Charlotte Edwards received her Commander of the British Empire (CBE) medal from HM The Queen at an investiture ceremony at Windsor Castle today for services to cricket.

The 35-year-old has represented her county 291 times and 200 as skipper, playing 22 Tests, 185 one-day internationals and 84 T20s.

The right-hander, awarded an MBE in 2009, was the first woman to reach 2,000 T20 international runs.

In 2014, she was named as one of five Cricketers of the Year by Wisden and won the ICC women's cricketer of the year in 2008.

Off the pitch, Edwards has played a key role in promoting participation in schools with the Chance to Shine charity and encouraging the growth of the game among girls and young women.

In fifteen seasons at Kent, the side has won the County Championship a record-equalling six times and finished runners-up on four occasions.

Edwards has been top run-scorer in the domestic competition on seven occasions and was the top wicket-taker in Kent's triumphant 2006 campaign.

This summer, Edwards is expected to lead England in the Women's Ashes, featuring the Kia Women's Test on home turf.

Australia take on Englandat The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrencein the only Women's Ashes Test Match as part of an extended Canterbury Week this summer.

Entry to the Women’s Ashes Kia Test on August 11-14 and Kent v Australia men on June 25-28 is included in Kent All Rounder and Championship Plus Memberships and is an option for Six Pack package holders.

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