13 June 2018
Members of the cricketing family have been recognised in this year’s Queen’s Birthday honours.
Neil Harvey MBE, the last surviving member of the “Invincibles” who toured England in 1948, has been awarded medal in the General Division (OAM) for service to cricket.
Until a few years ago, Neil, who played 79 Tests and scored 6149 runs at an average of 48.41, regularly attended our Invincibles Dinner in Canberra.
John Inverarity MBE, a batting/spin-bowling all-rounder who forged an outstanding first-class career with SA and WA in between being a school teacher before going on to become Australia’s Chairman of Selectors, was honoured with a medal in the General Division (AM) for significant service to education and to cricket as a player, captain, coach and national selector.
Former Lord’s Taverners ACT member and member of the ACT Legislative Assembly, the late Steve Doszpot was awarded a medal in the General Division (OAM) for service to the ACT community.
Congratulations to Neil and John, and we’re certain that Steve’s family and friends are delighted that he’s been recognised in this way.