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Etwall CC’s Maurice Vaughan to receive British Empire Medal

Saturday 13th June 2015
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Written by Danny Painter

Maurice Vaughan has received a British Empire Medal in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List to recognise over 80 years of service with Etwall Cricket Club.

Vaughan, who won the Lifetime Achievement award at last year’s annual NatWest Outstanding Service to Cricket Awards event for cricket volunteers, has been associated with the Derbyshire-based club since his childhood and was club President for 40 years and first team captain for twenty years.

At the age of 90, he is still responsible for mowing the club’s pitch three times a week and has seen its membership grow from 40 to more than 200.

England & Wales Cricket Board Chief Executive, Tom Harrison said: “We are thrilled to see Maurice Vaughan win national recognition for the second time in twelve months for the sterling service he has given Etwall Cricket Club in so many different volunteer roles.

“People like Maurice are the lifeblood of the game and we are delighted for him and all the other cricket volunteers whose efforts have been officially recognised today. “

England fast bowler James Anderson has also been honoured in Queen’s Birthday Honours List, receiving an OBE for his services to cricket.

Anderson’s OBE capped off a memorable 12 months for the 32 year-old Lancastrian after he broke Sir Ian Botham’s long-standing record as England’s leading wicket-taker during the Test side’s recent tour of the West Indies.

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