Stuart Law honouredZac Gelman |
Former Australian cricketer Stuart Law has been honoured with the Medal of the Order of Australia in the Australia Day Honours List.
Currently living in England, the former Queensland captain and current Lancashire batsman was stunned to hear the news.
“I’m absolutely humbled by the whole thing. To be nominated three years after I left for the United Kingdom is staggering,” he said.
“I’m touched that I’m still in their minds after being away for some time – I had some fantastic times with Queensland.
“I rang my Dad to tell him about the award and he told me just how special it is and I’m gobsmacked that people other than my peers have decided to award this medal to me.”
“I’m so proud, there is no other word for it.”
Law played 54 one-day games for Australia scoring 1237 runs. He also played a solitary Test match for his country, but his incredible success has come from his 338 first-class matches where he has amassed 25060 runs at an average of 50.83.