Former England international cricketer Katherine Sciver-Brunt has been awarded an OBE in the King's Birthday Honours list.

The Barnsley fast bowler had a distinguished career in the game before retiring last year.

Now 38, Sciver-Brunt played 141 ODIs in an England jersey and a further 112 times in T20 international matches.

She also played overseas for Australian teams the Perth Scorchers and Melbourne Stars as well as for Yorkshire in red ball cricket.

Sciver-Brunt won two World Cups and one T20 World Cup and claimed hundreds of wickets as a leading fast bowler, while also chipping in with the bat on numerous occasions.

“When I received my letter I have to say I was quite emotional," she said.

“Representing my country for 19 years filled me with passion and pride. It’s the same feeling I get now when I think of receiving this award.

“It’s such a great honour that I can one day share with my children.”

ECB Chair Richard Thompson added: “Katherine is a cricket legend. Her achievements - in the wickets she has taken and the World Cups and Ashes she has won - speak for themselves. She has blazed a trail for those who are following in her footsteps today and has played such an important role in fuelling the growth of women’s cricket. She is a true inspiration."