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Strauss and Boycott awarded knighthoods

Strauss and Boycott awarded knighthoods

Former England cricket captains Andrew Strauss and Geoffrey Boycott have been awarded knighthoods in former Prime Minister Theresa May's resignation honours list. Boycott and Strauss both received the honour for their excellent services for England cricket.

Strauss played 100 tests for England from 2004-12, scoring more than 7,000 runs at an average of 40.91, and captaining the team to two Ashes series wins. Furthermore, after three years Strauss also became managing director of England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB).

The 78-year-old Boycott was a key member of the England side from 1964 to 1982, accumulating 8,114 runs at an average of 47.72. Boycott's highest individual Test score of 246 not out came versus India in the Leeds Test in 1967.