Birthday Honours list: Frank Duckworth, Tony Lewis, Tony Carr and David Coulthard receive awards

By Sportsmail Reporter

The statisticians who invented the Duckworth-Lewis method have been awarded MBEs in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.

Frank Duckworth and Tony Lewis created a way of calculating the target score for a team batting second in interrupted one-day or Twenty20 cricket matches. 

Honoured: West Ham academy director Tony Carr

Honoured: West Ham academy director Tony Carr

Also honoured with an MBE is the West Ham academy director Tony Carr, who brought through six members of the England World Cup squad.

Carr, 59, oversaw the development of Frank Lampard, Joe Cole, Michael Carrick, Jermain Defoe, Glen Johnson and John Terry, as well as injured skipper Rio Ferdinand.

He said: 'This was so unexpected - when I saw a letter from HM Government drop through the letterbox I thought I must have driven in the bus lane.'

Former Sunderland chairman Bob Murray received a knighthood and England women's football coach Hope Powell was awarded a CBE.

There are also OBEs for jockey Tony McCoy and former England rugby player Andy Ripley.

Former Formula One driver David Coulthard received an MBE, as did footballer Gary Speed and Amy Williams, who won a gold medal at the Winter Olympics.

The BBC's Mike Ingham and Bert Williams, England's goalkeeper in the 1950 World Cup, received MBEs.

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