Honours: Thorpe scores an MBE

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Graham Thorpe, one of England's most prolific batsmen of recent years, has been created MBE. Thorpe played in 100 Tests, notching 16 centuries and 39 half-centuries, with a top score of 200 not out. He retired last year.

Scotland's former captain Barr Ferguson, who also captained Glasgow Rangers, was also appointed MBE.

David Richards, chairman of the Football Association Premier League and Football Foundation, has been knighted.

Lynn Davies, who won an Olympic long-jump gold medal in 1964, has been appointed CBE.

Richard Hudson, a swimmer with Down's syndrome, gets an MBE for services to disabled sport.