Jameson rewarded with Palace date

ECB Association of Cricket Officials

ECB ACO member John Jameson was awarded an MBE in the New Year Honours List for his services to cricket.

Jameson, who played four Tests for England during a distinguished career with Warwickshire, is also on the county's general committee.

He was a first class umpire between 1984 and 1987 as well as working as a pitch inspector for ECB and is well known for his expertise on the laws of cricket.

Warwickshire County Cricket Club Chief Executive Officer, Colin Povey, said the award was recognition of Jameson's hard work.

"This is just reward for John's long term commitment and involvement in the game at all levels and is well deserved," he said.

"I know John will be thrilled to have his contribution to the game recognised."

Jameson made his first-class debut for Warwickshire in 1960 and made over 18,000 first-class and 4,000 one-day runs for the county until his retirement in 1976.

His achievement was rewarded with four full England caps and three ODI caps and he was a member of the Warwickshire County Championship winning side of 1972.

After retiring John has remained involved with cricket including spending time in Bangladesh cricket as a coach and helping in the early development of cricket.