Lydia Greenway, a former England cricketer and founding father of the Cricket For Women academy, has been acknowledged for her contributions to girls’s cricket and the group. She has been awarded an OBE (Order of the British Empire) within the King’s Birthday Honours record.
Greenway, who retired in 2016 after incomes 225 caps throughout three codecs for England, has performed an instrumental position in selling girls’s cricket. Following her retirement, she established the Cricket For Women academy, which goals to help and develop younger feminine gamers.
Main cricket figures together with Clare Connor, England and Wales Cricket Board Deputy Chief Government Officer and Supervisor Director England Girls, have taken to social media to congratulate Greenway.
Connor tweeted: “After tears of dedication to the sport that is so deeply deserved @lydiagreenway … World Cup winner, Ashes winner, revolutionary fielder, great group mate to so many, now coach, writer, commentator… Can’t wait to see the subsequent journey. Properly finished mate 👏 🏴 🎖️ ❤️”
Main statistician, Richard V Isaacs, posted: “And past thrilled for the superb @ydiagreenway on receiving an OBE within the King’s Honours Record – so, so deserving for an extremely onerous working one who throws herself into giving cricket to everybody.”
Greenway’s dedication to cricket and her group has been acknowledged by this prestigious honor. She attributes her success to the values of onerous work and resilience, which had been essential for her technology of gamers who got here by earlier than central contracts had been launched. Greenway expresses her gratitude for the help of her household, significantly her late grandmother, who offered beneficial perspective and luxury throughout difficult occasions.
Along with her work with the Cricket For Women academy, Greenway additionally collaborates with lecturers, discovering it rewarding to assist information them in the best route and foster their ardour for the game. She believes that ladies’s cricket is in a powerful place, with continuous enhancements being made to the sport.
Greenway is happy in regards to the upcoming Girls’s Ashes, which can run alongside the lads’s sequence. She sees this as a possibility to showcase the equal standing of males’s and girls’s cricket, shaping attitudes and elevating consciousness of the ladies’s sport.
Lydia Greenway’s OBE acknowledges her excellent contributions to girls’s cricket and her efforts to empower younger feminine gamers by the Cricket For Women academy.