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    Eternal Optimist / Cricket Web Staff Member GIMH's Avatar
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    Birthday Honours

    Just missed the New Year ones, as such I expect our players to be honoured in June. A few already have MBEs, I suggest the following:

    Knighthoods:

    Andrew Strauss
    Paul Collingwood
    Andy Flower (honorary)

    OBEs:

    Kevin Pietersen
    Ian Bell

    MBEs:

    Jonathan Trott
    Alastair Cook
    Matt Prior
    Graeme Swann
    Stuart Broad
    James Anderson
    Steven Finn
    Chris Tremlett
    Time Bresnan

    Will be a disgrace if this doesn't happen
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    Be fitting for Colly. He got an MBE for scoring six runs in 2005. Made about 30-odd in this series, so a Knighthood would be apt.
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    Knighthoods should be for alltime greats only.

    If any cricketer is to get a knighthood this year it should be Glenn McGrath. Brilliant career and now inspiring charity worker.

    It would be fitting the way this country is though if our team were given awards.

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    Yeah Corrin don't be so daft, you should only give knighthoods to real legendary players.



    that's why Time Bresnan should get one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    Be fitting for Colly. He got an MBE for scoring six runs in 2005. Made about 30-odd in this series, so a Knighthood would be apt.
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    Is Flower a British citizen yet?
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    I was just thinking last night that Strauss should get a knighthood. I mean, you get them for getting a few gold medals at the olympics, and I think this is as good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by four_or_six View Post
    I was just thinking last night that Strauss should get a knighthood. I mean, you get them for getting a few gold medals at the olympics, and I think this is as good.
    Good point. Although my view is that the trend for dishing out the knighthoods for Gold Medals is pretty ridiculous. I mean, Dame Kelly Holmes? Sir Chris Hoy? Please.

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    There should be some sort of award for the best Ashes post on CW - any nominations?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fredfertang View Post
    There should be some sort of award for the best Ashes post on CW - any nominations?
    Burgey's bet.

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    Nah it's the one where social said Anderson's pre-series injury was a blow for Aus

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeraintIsMyHero View Post
    Nah it's the one where social said Anderson's pre-series injury was a blow for Aus
    I thought the series of posts on the softness of Tremlett were deep and insightful
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    And the ones where we were assured Warne thought Tremlett was a complete nomark.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flibbertyjibber View Post
    Knighthoods should be for alltime greats only.

    If any cricketer is to get a knighthood this year it should be Glenn McGrath. Brilliant career and now inspiring charity worker.

    It would be fitting the way this country is though if our team were given awards.
    It is impossible for McGrath to get a knighthood, unless he is planning on renouncing his Australian citizenship and take up British citizenship instead (FYI, there is an Australian law that decrees that no Australian can get a knighthood).
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