Sir Alastair Cook is knighted by the Queen. @ Buckingham Palace

England great Alastair Cook has received a knighthood in the New Year’s Honours. The 34-year-old received the honour at a ceremony on Tuesday in the Buckingham Palace. Cook becomes the 11th Englishman to be knighted for services to cricket.

Cook – who delivered one of the moments of the summer by signing off with his 33rd and final Test ton – is one of four people associated with the game to receive a New Year’s Honour.

Enid Bakewell, a legend of the women’s game, has received an MBE, while Alvin Kallicharran and Peter Wynne-Thomas have both been recognised with a British Empire Medal. (ALSO READ: Alastair Cook receives knighthood)

Bakewell, who enjoyed a 14-year England career, won the inaugural Women’s World Cup in 1973 and was inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame in 2012.