One of England’s greatest cricketer has been recognised for his contributions to the sport. For those not familiar with this honour, a knighthood is a title that is given by the Queen in recognition of service, in this case sport, to his Country. Having been knighted, the recipient (men only ~ with an alternative for women) is then entitled to prefix his name with the title “Sir”. Sir Geoffrey Boycott OBE is a former England cricketer. In a prolific and controversial playing career from 1962 to 1986, Boycott established himself as one of England's most successful opening batsmen. Since retiring as a player, he has pursued a successful career as a cricket commentator. I am personally delighted to learn of this award. Sir Geoffrey started his cricket career in a small town in Yorkshire, Ackworth, before moving on to play for Barnsley, Yorkshire and England. My own cricket “career” also started in Ackworth, although my team was the school team and I didn’t have the talent to match my ambitions. Congratulations Sir Geoffrey.