Gongs Are Going for a Song but Still No Recognition for Greig
Brenkley, Stephen, The Independent on Sunday (London, England)
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How well deserved, sir, were the awards in the Queen's Birthday Honours List for three of England's finest. Andrew Strauss was elevated to OBE, Andy Flower has become an OBE and indefatigable run- accumulator Alastair Cook becomes an MBE, which may not be the end of it for him. Nobody could deny that the defeat of Australia last winter merited, nay demanded, such recognition. It is a wonder that the powers-that-be managed to avoid honouring the entire squad as they insisted on doing in 2005 when the Ashes were regained after 16 years. However, it does seem a teensy-weensy bit as though gongs are sprinkled like confetti these days over the heads of our …
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