Former England cricketer Andrew Strauss is to be knighted for his services to the sport, after being named in ex-Prime Minister Theresa May's resignation honours list.

The 42-year-old ex-England captain, who lives in Marlow, was one of 57 people recognised by the former Prime Minister, with the resignation honours list having to be approved by the Cabinet Office.

Following his retirement from the sport in 2012, he joined the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) as England's director of cricket in 2015 but resigned from the role in October last year.

This was due to his wife’s cancer treatment, with Ruth Strauss sadly passing away in December 2018.

Following today’s announcement, the Ruth Strauss Foundation said on Twitter: “Congratulations to Sir Andrew Strauss who has been knighted for his significant contribution to cricket.

“We are delighted to see Andrew recognised for his hard work on and off the field.”

Replying to the tweet, one user added: “Can't think of a more deserving recipient.

“Congrats Sir Andrew Strauss for all you've done for cricket and this amazing good cause in honour of your beloved Ruth.”

Another happy user also shared their delight over the news.

They said: “Ruth would be so proud and I'm sure the boys are - we all are!”