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Sheila Hill & Charlotte Edwards

Sheila Hill, seen here collecting a NatWest OSCA from Charlotte Edwards, has been awarded again with an MBE for services to women's cricket

Sheila Hill and ECB Board member Bob Jackson were among three people awarded an MBE in the New Year Honours list for services to cricket.

Hill, who won the 2010 NatWest OSCA for Leagues and Boards, was awarded for services to women’s cricket.

She umpired cricket's first women's World Cup Final and has played a crucial role developing junior cricket at club and county level.

Involved with the Women's Southern Cricket League since its inception, Hill has used the knowledge accumulated whilst working on the MCC Laws of Cricket to ensure a comprehensive set of regulations for the league.

Her dedicated contribution has improved women’s cricket at all levels.

Peter Walker, the chairman of Glamorgan and man most responsible for the development of the national cricket centre for Wales, receives an MBE for services to cricket.

The 74-year-old played for Glamorgan between 1954 and 1972, and was a member of the team who won the county championship in 1969.

His record of 17,000 first-class runs and 770 wickets earned him three Test caps in 1960.

Walker was the inaugural chief executive of the Cricket Board of Wales from 1996 to 1999.

The newly-formed body oversaw all aspects of junior development between the ages of 11-17.

Walker’s MBE was officially awarded for the crucial role he played in the development of the National Cricket Centre for Wales at Glamorgan’s home ground at Sophia Gardens, now the Swalec Stadium in Cardiff.

ECB Board member Bob Jackson

Former Durham chairman Bob Jackson (left) picked up the third cricket-related honour - he collects an MBE for voluntary services to cricket in North East, marking his long and distinguished service to the game's administration both at First Class and non-First class level.

An ECB Director since 1997, Bob was previously Deputy Chairman of the National Cricket Association. He is currently Deputy Chairman of the ECB's Recreational Assembly, has been a Director of Durham CCC since 1992 and Chairman of Lintz Cricket Cricket club in the Northumberland and Tyneside Senior League for 35 years.