Alastair Cook receives CBE at Buckingham Palace


Alastair Cook received a CBE from the Prince of Wales at Buckingham Palace today for his outstanding service to sport.

The 32-year-old has become one of the finest English cricketers to play the game breaking every record that has previously stood in front of him.

Now the leading English run-scorer of all time and with an enviable record as a Captain, it comes as no surprise that Cook’s contributions have been recognised.

This CBE follows the MBE that Cook received in 2011 and sees him become a Commander of the Order of the British Empire.

Cook, who attended Buckingham Palace with his wife Alice, is delighted to be honoured and said: “This is a very special moment not just for me obviously but my family and friends – it”s a very proud moment to be awarded this.”

Essex County Cricket Club Chairman is thrilled to see Alastair recognised and added: “This is a very special day for Alastair and his family. The award recognises not only his achievements as a player with both Essex and England but the contribution he has made to the game in general.

“He is an outstanding ambassador for English cricket, and a role model for all aspiring young cricketers.”