Cecil & Ashes heroes honoured
Henry Cecil, Andrew Strauss, Andy Flower, Alastair Cook, Lee Westwood, John Amaechi and Jessica Ennis have been honoured by the Queen.
Legendary racing trainer Henry Cecil has been awarded a knighthood in the Queen's Birthday Honours List.
The 68-year-old is widely acknowledged as one of the greatest trainers in history and his services to the sport have been recognised by Her Majesty.
After serving as assistant to his stepfather Cecil Boyd-Rochford for four years, Cecil took out his licence in 1969 and he has not looked back since.
Cecil has saddled a total of 25 British Classic winners, including this season's 2000 Guineas hero Frankel, as well as a record 72 Royal Ascot winners and has been crowned champion trainer 10 times.
Three men who played key roles in England's Ashes victory in Australia have received awards.
England coach Flower and captain Strauss receive OBEs while man-of-the-series Cook gets an MBE to reward his 766 runs - the highest total for England in a Test series for 80 years.
There is a CBE for former Sky managing director Vic Wakeling, for services to sports broadcasting, in recognition for the role he played in revolutionising both British football and television coverage of the sport.
Golfer Westwood's fantastic year in 2010, when he ended Tiger Woods' reign as the world number one, is recognised with an OBE.
David Sparkes, the chief executive of British Swimming, also gets an OBE after overseeing a transformation in the sport.
John Amaechi, the former British basketball international who became the first openly gay NBA player when he revealed his homosexuality, also receives an OBE.
Two athletes going for gold at the London 2012 Olympics - heptathlete Ennis and triple jumper Phillips Idowu - receive MBEs. Both won gold medals in the 2010 European Championships.
Mark Cavendish, the sprint cyclist from the Isle of Man, receives an MBE after a year which saw him win five stages of the Tour de France.
There is also a knighthood for David Higgins, the Australian who led the enormous construction programme for the London 2012 Games in his role as chief executive of the Olympics Delivery Authority.
Henry Cecil, trainer, for services to horseracing.
David Higgins, lately chief executive Olympics Delivery Authority, for services to regeneration.
Vic Wakeling, services to sports broadcasting.
John Amaechi, services to sport and to the voluntary sector.
Paul Anderson, services to Special Olympics Great Britain.
Andy Flower, director England national cricket team for services to sport.
Deborah Griffin, services to women's rugby.
Robert Holt, lately chief executive Ryder Cup 2010 Ltd, services to golf.
Jeremy Richardson, lately chief executive Injured Jockeys Fund, services to horseracing.
David Sparkes, services to swimming.
Andrew Strauss, England captain, services to cricket.
Lee Westwood, services to golf.
Don Anthony, services to sport.
Edna Bessell, services to lawn bowls.
Jack Birkenshaw, services to cricket.
Diana Bown, voluntary services to equestrian sport.
Michaela Breeze, services to weightlifting.
Jacqueline Cass, service to Thames Valley Kings wheelchair basketball club
Charles Clapham, chairman Palace Chemicals, services to manufacture and to football in Merseyside.
Alastair Cook, services to cricket.
Jan Dinsdale, services to the sport of blind golf in Northern Ireland.
Jessica Ennis, services to athletics.
Non Evans, services to sport.
Eric Farrell, services to canoeing.
Denzil Hart, services to grassroots football in the north west.
Frank Horwill, athletics coach.
Azhar Hussain, services to motorsport.
Phillips Idowu, services to athletics.
Ann Irvin, services to women's golf.
Walter Khan, services to gliding.
Derrick Lovell, services to archery.
Edward McCluskey, services to disabled swimming in Scotland.
Duke McKenzie, services to boxing in London Borough of Croydon.
James McKenzie, director of golf and head greenkeeper, Celtic Manor Resort.
Sarah Outen, services to rowing, conservation and to charity.
John Owen, services to rugby union.
Thomas Sale, voluntary service to Rugby League in Leigh, Lancashire.
Cecil Walker, services to cricket in Northern Ireland.
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Mark Cavendish, services to British cycling.
David Knight, services to the sport of motorcycling.