Lydia Greenway recognised in the King’s Birthday Honours

Friday 16th June 2023


Lydia Greenway recognised in the King’s Birthday Honours

Kent & England legend Lydia Greenway is among the names recognised in the King’s Birthday Honours.

Greenway, a two-time World Cup winner and four-time Ashes winner who played over 200 times for her country, receives an OBE. Since retiring from playing, the former Kent left-hander has also founded Cricket For Girls.

She made 137 appearances for Kent Women between 2000 & 2016 – her 16-year Kent career including 3,111 runs at an average of 32.74, with two centuries.

She was awarded Kent Women’s Cap number 33 for her services to Kent Women back in 2020.

On receiving her OBE, Greenway said: “It’s an amazing honour to receive, and I was really surprised to receive it.

“It’s just a really nice thing to experience.

“I’ve always tried to enjoy my cricket and share my enjoyment of the game with other people, and I’m very proud to be recognised in this way.”

Also honoured were England cricketers Adil Rashid, Sam Curran & former Northamptonshire scorer, Tony Kingston.

ECB Chair Richard Thompson said: “I would like to congratulate Lydia, Adil, Sam and Tony on behalf of cricket fans across England and Wales.

“They have all dedicated themselves to cricket, and in the case of Lydia, represented our country with distinction on the biggest stage of them all.

“They have all given back to the community, and are tremendous role-models for anyone wishing to pursue a career in our game.”

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