There was double cause for celebration in North West cricketing circles after Ken Craig of Eglinton and Kieran Kennedy of O'Neills sports were honoured in the Queen's Birthday list.

Ken was awarded a British Empire Medal (BEM) for his work with both Eglinton Cricket Club and the wider community in the village.

Ken Craig hard at work at his beloved Eglinton

Kieran has been awarded the Member of the British Empire (MBE) for his work as Managing Director of O'Neill Sports.

During the Covid-19 pandemic last year, they switched from making sporting clothing to medical gowns and other equipment needed by hospitals.

Kieran Kennedy (centre) making a draw with David Bradley and Craig Young.

Well done to both and congratulations from all the cricketing fraternity in the North West and beyond.