Peter Wynne Thomas, Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club’s stalwart librarian and historian, and Enid Bakewell, a legend of the women's game, have been honoured in the Queen’s New Year Honours List.

Wynne-Thomas, 84, is the recipient of a British Empire Medal for services to cricket and the community in Nottingham.

Bakewell, who enjoyed a 14-year England career, won the inaugural Women's World Cup in 1973 and was inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame in 2012, has been awarded an MBE.

Daughter of a Notts collier, she was one of the first England women cricketers to come from a working-class background – and one of England’s greatest.

Enid did the double of 1,000 runs and 100 wickets touring Australia and New Zealand in 1968-69, despite nervously leaving her little daughter behind with her mother.

Wynne-Thomas is a former architect and has served at the Club since 1971, forming the library at Trent Bridge seven years later.

Boasting 15,000 books and in excess of 10,000 other items including letters, photographs, trophies and clothing, the library – under Wynne-Thomas’s stewardship – has grown to be the second largest collection of its kind in the world.

It has also been the base from which he has contributed to the education of many local school children since 1980.

Meanwhile, former England captain Alastair Cook, who retired at the end of the summer, has received a knighthood, the 34-year-old becoming the 11th Englishman to be knighted for services to cricket.

Kate Davies, a member of the Club’s General Committee, was awarded a CBE for services to diversity and equality in healthcare. Davies holds the position of Director of Health and Justice, Armed Forces and Sexual Assault Services within the NHS.

Congratulations to Peter, Enid and Kate from everybody at Trent Bridge on their remarkable and well-deserved achievements.


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