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Friday, 14 June, 2002, 23:24 GMT 00:24 UK
Welsh cricket stalwart honoured
A founder member of the Wales Cricket Association has been awarded the OBE in the Queen's Jubilee Birthday Honours list for services to cricket.

William Edwards of Swansea has been involved in the administration of the game in Wales for more than 30 years.

He has been chairman and secretary of the WCA and has worked closely with a number of cricket clubs across South Wales.

"It's exciting news," he said of the award. "My daughter is tickled pink about it.

"It's brought joy and gladness to her and to my immediate circle of friends.

"It means that these awards are not beyond the reach of many other people."

Mr Edwards said working with so many cricketing bodies in Wales over such a long period had left him with an abundance of happy memories.

"But I suppose if I had to choose a highlight, it would probably be when Glamorgan reached the Gillette Cup final at Lord's in 1977," he added.

"I spent a number of years as western area secretary of Glamorgan Cricket Club and it was a very exciting period."

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