Some of Cricket NSW's greatest contributors have been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2022 for their commitment to cricket and the community.

Former Australian cricketers Muriel Picton and Doug Walters were awarded Members (AM) of the General Division for significant service to cricket at the elite level.

Picton is a former Australian women’s Test team captain and respected administrator, while Walters played 74 Tests and 28 ODIS and is an inductee of the Cricket Australia and Cricket NSW Hall of Fame.

Journalist Kersi Meher-Homji, was awarded the Medal (OAM) of the Order of Australia for his service to the multicultural community, and to cricket.

Cricket NSW would also like to congratulate all who have been honoured for different roles and services, as well as making a significant contribution to cricket.

Cricket NSW CEO Lee Germon paid tribute to all the honorees. 

“Everyone recognised in the Honour List today has made an extraordinary contribution to the game of cricket and the communities they benefit across the state.

“Muriel Picton and Doug Walters both hold a special place in NSW and Australian cricketJason Ellsmore has been a tireless contributor to club cricket at Campbelltown Camden Ghosts District Cricket Club and David McCredie was a member of our staff at CNSW.  We are delighted that they have been recognised today as Members of the General Division.

“The Queen’s Birthday Honours List allows us to recognise and thank some of the incredibly important volunteers and contributors across our cricket family, all of whom help inspire people to play and love cricket."

Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2022

*While service to cricket is not specifically mentioned in the citation for all the below, their contribution to cricket played a role in their nomination.

Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia

Mr Jason Peter ELLSMORE, NSW
For significant service to education, and to youth sports.

Mr David Alexander McCREDIE, NSW
For significant service to Australia-United Kingdom business and trade relations.

Ms Muriel Kathleen PICTON, NSW
For significant service to cricket as a player, administrator and coach.

Mr Kevin Douglas WALTERS MBE, NSW
For significant service to cricket at the elite level.

Medal (OAM) of the Order of Australia in the General Division

Mr Nicholas KELLY, NSW
For service to the clothing manufacturing sector, and to philanthropy.

Mr William John KELLY, NSW
For service to the community of Orange.

Mr Kersi MEHER-HOMJI, NSW
For service to the multicultural community, and to cricket.

Mr Dennis John MITCHELL, NSW
For service to emergency response organisations.

Mrs Margaret Laurel MITCHELL, NSW
For service to emergency response organisations.

Mrs Stephanie SMYTH, NSW
For service to the community of Adelong.