Thorpe gets MBE

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Graham Thorpe

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Graham Thorpe, the former England and Surrey batsman, has been awarded an MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours.

The left-hander first played for England in the third Test at Trent Bridge in 1993 with the home side 2-0 down against Australia.

He rose to the occasion and hit 114 not out in England's second innings but England went on to lose the series 4-1.

Thorpe retired from first-class cricket after playing 100 Tests and scoring 6,774 runs at an average of 44.66.

He finished as the 10th highest English run-scorer in Tests and hit 2,380 runs in one-day internationals at 37.18.

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