Tomorrow is our event with Sir Richard Hadlee prior to the 1st day of the 1st Test Match at Lords.

Somebody in the office did ask me what and how do you get knighthood. Was it Sir Richard Hadlee’s services to cricket or services to charities that he received this accolade? I am not sure and would welcome anybody’s thoughts. I know there are only a few Sir’s in cricket, Sir Ian Botham …who else? All I know that Sir Richard Hadlee is a genuinely nice person and will be a wonderful asset to the breakfast we are holding at The Landmark Hotel. Would have liked to have had a few more attendees but New Zealand Cricket Team aren’t the greatest pull…I have found out. Sorry!

Hellen has another early start tomorrow to be there at 08.00am but that’s events for you!

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Hi Tina,

Your blogs are very good lunchtime reading! I felt for you in your miserable, unhappy bunny BT one. Didn’t realise it was quite so bad!

By the way, there are quite a few cricketing knights in case you still want to know. I’ve listed some apart from Richard. Shows how quiet things are here!

Australia: Bradman, Sir Donald (1908-2001)

England:Allen, Sir George “Gubby” (1902-1989) ;Bedser, Sir Alec (born 1918) ;Botham, Sir Ian, (born 1955);Cowdrey, Sir Colin (Baron Cowdrey of Tonbridge) (1932-2000); Hobbs, Sir Jack (1882-1963) ;Hutton, Sir Len (1916-1990)

West Indies:Hunte, Sir Conrad (1932-1999) ;Richards, Sir Vivian (born 1952);Sobers, Sir Garfield (1936-);Walcott, Sir Clyde (1926-2006); Weekes, Sir Everton (born 1925); Worrell, Sir Frank (1924-1967)