GM’s Jenny Gunn awarded MBE
After the success of the England Women’s cricket team winning back-to-back Women’s Ashes series and reaching the ICC Women’s World Twenty20 final in Bangladesh in March, Jenny Gunn has been awarded an MBE as part of the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.
Team GM member Jenny Gunn has been vice-captain of the England women’s team since 2010 and became England’s all-time leading international wicket-taker during the successful 2013 Women’s Ashes Series against Australia.
Since making her England debut in 2004, the Nottinghamshire all-rounder has made over 200 appearances for her country across all formats of the game.
The increasing success of the England women’s team has also been recognised with captain Charlotte Edwards being awarded a CBE for her outstanding contribution to their success.
ECB Chief Executive, David Collier, said: “On behalf of everyone at the ECB, I would like to pass on our sincere congratulations to Charlotte Edwards and Jenny Gunn on their CBE and MBE awards. This is fitting recognition for both players after leading the England women’s side during an exceptionally successful 12 months for the team.
“Charlotte, Jenny and their England teammates are all wonderful ambassadors for the wider women’s game, and through their work with Chance to Shine they act as inspirational role models for young players in schools across the country.”
Jenny Gunn commented: “When I made my England debut ten years ago I never dreamed that I would be made an MBE – this is totally unexpected and something that I am immensely proud of and honoured to receive.”
Gunn & Moore MD Peter Wright said: “This recognition of England women’s cricket is well deserved. We are proud to be supporting and working closely with Jenny and congratulate both her and Charlotte on their awards.”