LONDON          -            Four England cricketers who helped the side win their first ever 50-over World Cup title in July have been recognised in the annual New Year Honours list, the country’s cricket board (ECB) said on Friday. World Cup winning skipper Eoin Morgan (CBE), all-rounder Ben Stokes (OBE), Joe Root (MBE) and Jos Buttler (MBE) have been honoured, as are Trevor Bayliss (OBE), who coached England to their maiden win, and ECB chairman Colin Graves (CBE). Former England wicketkeeper Alan Knott, a veteran of 95 Tests, received an MBE while former West Indies captain Clive Lloyd — who lifted the first ever World Cup title in 1975 followed by a second in 1979 — has been awarded a knighthood. “We’re delighted that so many of the players involved in our historic ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup win have been named in the New Year Honours list,” ECB chief executive officer Tom Harrison said in a statement. “Everyone who works in the game is incredibly proud of Eoin, Ben, Joe and Jos... I’m very pleased, as well, that Trevor Bayliss and Colin Graves have also been recognised. There’s a nice symmetry to Clive Lloyd being honoured — he lifted the trophy twice at Lord’s — while Alan Knott should rightly be remembered as one of our finest wicketkeepers.”