Five of the cricket World Cup winners in England – including Eoin Morgan and Ben Stokes – are on the Queen’s New Year’s Eve list of honors, as well as Football Federation Baroness Sue Campbell.
Captain Morgan becomes CBE, Stokes is named OBE and teammates Jos Buttler and Joe Root become MBE. Coach Trevor Bayliss becomes an OBE.
Baroness Campbell, the director of FA women’s football, has become a lady after a historic year of women’s sport.
Former cricket player Clive Lloyd is knighted.
In addition to the four players and coach Bayliss, Colin Graves, president of the cricket council of England and Wales, becomes a CBE.
British netballers Serena Guthrie, 29, and Jo Harten, 30, become MBE, as well as Kelly Sotherton, who in retrospect received a second Olympic heptathlon bronze in retrospect.
Two-time Olympic taekwondo champion Jade Jones, 26, becomes an OBE, as is Solheim Cup captain Catriona Matthew and horse racing coaches Nicky Henderson and Paul Nicholls.
And there is an MBE for former Southampton defender Francis Benali, who completed five Ironman in a week in May to raise money for charity.
Women’s sports stars are honored
Baroness Campbell becomes a lady after England reached the women’s World Cup semifinal in July, although hopes of reaching the final for the first time have been disappointed by any United States champions.
The 71-year-old became Baroness in 2008 after five years as President of UK Sport and says that damehood is an “immense privilege”.
“I feel very grateful and it is a reflection of all the hard work that many people have devoted to women’s football and my life in sports in general,” he added.
Midfielder Jill Scott, who was part of the English World Cup team and has 151 international appearances, gets an MBE as Gabby Logan, who presented coverage of the competition to the BBC.
Wales defender Loren Dykes, who won his 100th international hat in April, and Scottish football pioneer Rose Reilly also become MBE.
Later in July, England, led by Guthrie, reached the semifinals of the Netball World Cup on their home ground and won bronze.
In May, Jones – who won the Olympic taekwondo gold in 2012 and 2016 – clinched his first world title in front of a home crowd in Manchester.
And in September, golfer Matthew led Europe for a sensational Solheim Cup victory over the United States.
“It’s fantastic to keep women’s golf in the spotlight and this honor is not just for me, but for the team,” said OBE’s Matthew. “It’s nice to see us recognized in such a special way.”
Former squash world champion and three-time Commonwealth Games silver medalist Laura Massaro, who announced her retirement in May, becomes an MBE as well as British Gymnastics CEO Jane Allen.
Cap with excellent cricket year honors
England’s cricket honors cover a year in which the team became world champion with a dramatic super-over win against New Zealand, although they were unable to regain the ashes despite Stokes’ memorable endeavors in the third test.
Stokes’ summer heroism, including a man-of-the-match performance in the World Cup final and an undefeated 135 in the third Ashes Test triumph against Australia, also meant that he was voted BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2019.
Football warden Buttler broke the log to seal the home World Cup victory in England in July, before Root led the England test team into the ashes.
“I am very proud to have received a CBE,” said Morgan. “Winning the World Cup was a dream come true and the honors and awards that have come to the Lord since that day really mean a lot to everyone connected to the team.
“The events of that day at the Lord were the result of many years of hard work and dedication, and I see this honor – and the honors for my teammates – as honors for the whole team, for all that they put in to win that tournament and cross the line. “
Root told BBC Sport: “I am extremely proud, privileged and humiliated by this honor.
“It has been a monumental summer. Everyone has thrown everything in it and come out as world champions – it is surely one I will look at with affection.”
Former West Indies captain Lloyd is not the only past cricket player to be recognized: West Indies opener Gordon Greenidge receives a knightly title on the overseas list and the English devil guardian Alan Knott, who has played from 1967-85, he becomes an MBE.
Former Honored NI Captain
In football, there is an MBE for former Northern Ireland captain Aaron Hughes, who has won 112 international appearances before retiring in June.
Commonwealth bronze hockey player Barry Middleton, who announced his retirement in early 2019, and 12-fold Commonwealth Games weightlifting medalist Dave Morgan become MBE.
And former wheelchair basketball player Paralympics GB Martin McElhatton has become OBE, while four-time Paralympic world champion Michael McKillop becomes an MBE.
Clive Lloyd for cricket services
Order of the British Empire, Dame (DBE)
Sue Campbell, director of the women’s football federation, for sports services
Sir Michael Oswald KCVO, National Hunt racing adviser
Commanders of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)
Colin Graves, president of the Cricket Board in England and Wales, for cricket services
Eoin Morgan, one-day international cricket captain in England, for cricket services
British Empire Order (OBE)
Trevor Bayliss, a former English cricket coach, for cricket services.
Wilma Erskine-Heggarty BEM, former club secretary Royal Portrush Golf Club, for tourism and golf services in Northern Ireland
Nicky Henderson, five-time show jumping coach, for horse racing services
Dr. Rod Jaques, director of medical services at the English Sports Institute, for medical services for the Olympic and Paralympic sports
Jade Jones, double Olympic gold medal, for taekwondo and sports services
Catriona Matthew, captain of the 2019 Solheim Cup European team, for services to golf
Rosemary Mayglothling, for rowing services and gender equality in sports
Martin McElhatton, for disabled sports services
Paul Nicholls, 11-time British show jumping coach, for services to the horse racing industry
Ben Stokes, England handyman, for cricket services
Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Jane Allen, CEO of British gymnastics, for gymnastics services
Francis Benali, for services to cancer patients in the United Kingdom
Jos Buttler, cricket player in England, for cricket services
Captain Guy Disney, for horse racing services for polar expeditions and veterans’ charities
Loren Dykes, for women’s football services in Wales
Serena Guthrie, captain of netball in England, for netball services
Lynn Hammersley, for gymnastics for fitness and community in Dean Forest, Gloucestershire
Michele Hammond, for elite sport services
Joanne Harten, a netball player in England, for netball services
Aaron Hughes, Northern Ireland defender, for football services
Timothy Hutchinson, for volunteer football services on North Tyneside
Lizzie Jones, for rugby league and charity services
Alan Knott, English goalkeeper for cricket services.
Gabby Logan, for sports broadcasting services and promotion of women in sports
Dr Michael McKillop, for disability awareness and athletics in Northern Ireland
Laura Massaro, English squash player and three times Commonwealth Games silver medalist, for squash services
Barry Middleton, international England, for hockey services
Dave Morgan, Welsh weightlifter with 12 Commonwealth Games medals, for weight lifting services
David Muir, for race horse welfare services
Mike Nicholas, president of the Wales Rugby League, for services to the rugby league in Wales
Rose Reilly, for women’s football services
Joe Root, England cricket captain test, for cricket services
Alasdair Ross, ski instructor, for ski services
Jill Scott, midfielder of Manchester City and England, for services to women’s football
Kelly Sotherton, double Olympic bronze medal in the heptathlon for Great Britain, for athletics and for the promotion of women’s sport
Andy Tapley, for hockey services
Craig Thomson, founder of the Craig Thomson scholarship award, for football and charity services in Scotland
British Empire Medal (BEM)
Margaret Allan, curling services
Rayburn Bainbridge, volunteer at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, for sports services
John Barclay, for services to British Road Cycling
Frank Clement, finalist of the Olympic 1500m, for track and field services in Scotland
Keith Cook, director of cricket operations at Warwickshire CCC, for cricket services
Christopher Day, for services to adaptive skiers
George Evans, for table tennis services in Wales
Kenneth Forrest, for sports and youth services in Birmingham
Mark Frost, community project manager at Glamorgan CCC and development manager at Cricket Wales, for cricket services
Yashmin Harun, for services to women of black and minority Asian ethnicity in sports
Leslie Jones, for services to the Tameside community through fencing
Letty Lucas, for tennis and charity services in Northern Ireland
Barry MacAulay, for sports services for the disabled
George Mace, for sports and community services in Northern Ireland
Connor McCarroll, for race and charity services in Tyrone County
Bernard McComiskey, for boxing services and the Gilford community in County Down
John McIlrath, for sports services in Northern Ireland
Michael Moffitt, for voluntary service to the sport of canoeing polo
Barry Newton, for grassroots and youth services in Derbyshire
Rajiv Ouseph, for badminton services in Great Britain and promotion of sport within the British Asian community
Heather Platt, for sports development services in Northern Ireland
Afzal Pradhan, volunteer at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, for cricket services
Gilbert Preece, for services to football and the Bentley and Darlaston community in the western Midlands
Helen Reddy, for educational gymnastics services in Devon
Brian Reid, for rugby services in Northern Ireland
John (Jack) Reid, for sports services in Northern Ireland
Geoffrey Rofe, for badminton and youth services
Christopher Sheldon, volunteer at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, for cricket services
Marvyn Stewart, volunteer in the club shop and tea room of Dunfermline fans, for services to football and the Dunfermline community
Margarita Sweeney-Baird, founder and president of inclusive skating, for skating services
Peter Thomas, for cricket services based in Norfolk
Michael Todd, for horse racing and business services in Northern Ireland
Juliet Wiles, volunteer at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, for cricket services
Order of St. Michael and St George Knight Commander (KCMG)
Gordon Greenidge, for cricket and sports development services
Godfrey Kelly CMG, for business and sports services
Karl James, for sailing and national development services
Conde Riley, for services in the field of sport and in particular the administration of cricket
Carlos Lewis, for sports services