Cricket Australia today congratulates all those recognised in the Australia Day 2020 Honours List especially
recipients from the cricket community.
Ian Healy was named an Officer in the General Division of the Order of Australia (AO) “for distinguished service to cricket at the national and international level as a player, to the broadcast media, and to the community.”
Healy represented Australia in 119 Tests and 168 One-Day Internationals. He held the world record for international dismissals by a wicket-keeper and was named in Australia’s Team of the 20th Century before taking on roles in state and community cricket, as well as commentary roles in the media.
Dr John Orchard was named a Member in the General Division of the Order of Australia (AM) “for significant service to sports medicine, particularly to cricket.”
Orchard is a Sports Physician with several decades’ experience and an international expert in muscle and tendon injuries. He has worked extensively with Cricket Australia, Cricket NSW and the Sydney Sixers and has played a leading role on studies regarding concussion, cardiac screening, heat stress, pregnancy, supplements and doctors at all matches.
Keith Slater was named a Member in the General Division of the Order of Australia (AM) “for significant service to cricket, Australian rules football, and baseball, in Western Australia.”
Slater played one Test for Australia and represented Western Australia in 74 first-class matches as an all-rounder before serving on the executive committee of the WACA. He also made significant contributions in the Western Australian football and baseball as a player, coach and administrator.
In addition to Healy, Orchard and Slater, eight prominent members of the cricket community received the Medal of the Order of Australia in the General Division (OAM).
Adam Voges, Bruce Kimberley, Barry McFarlane and Anthony Corr received an OAM “for service to cricket.”
Ken Adams, Kira Fong, Ian Penny and Barry Smith received OAMs recognising their service to the communities of the Southern Highlands, the Indigenous community of the Kimberley, Warracknabeal and Hunters Hill respectively, which included their work in the cricket community.
Kevin Roberts, Cricket Australia Chief Executive Officer, applauded the efforts of all those recognised in the Australia Day 2020 Honours List.
“Cricket is blessed to have so many remarkable women and men out in the community making a real difference,” Roberts said.
“To have that work recognised in the Australia Day 2020 Honours list is humbling and, on behalf of the Australian Cricket family, I congratulate each and every person who was recognised today.
“The Australia Day 2020 Honours List demonstrates that contributions to cricket can be made in many ways, all as valuable as each other. Among the honourees are those who have made an impact at international, domestic and community level in roles as varied as playing to sports medicine to volunteering.
“Each contribution is fundamental to the health of cricket and the communities we serve. The people who make these contributions are an inspiration to all. Cricket Australia thanks them for their remarkable service to the game and to our great nation.”