Picton, Lanning Honoured

Former Australian Test captain Muriel Picton has been appointed Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the Queens Birthday Honours List 2022. Current Australian Test, ODI and T20I captain Meg Lanning has also received the same honour. Congratulations are extended to both.

Muriel captained the Australian Test cricket team on tour to New Zealand in 1961, was vice-captain on the England tour in 1963 and again captain for home Ashes series in 1968/69. Full biography here, below the abbreviated list of her achievements.

Ms Muriel Kathleen PICTON

Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia for significant service to cricket as a player, administrator and coach.

Australian Women’s Cricket

  • Australian Test Cricket Captain, 24 games, 1961-1968.
  • Representative Player, 1952-1970.

NSW Women’s Cricket Association

  • NSW Captain, 1961-1968.
  • Former President.
  • Former Vice-President.
  • Former Selector.
  • Life Member.

Cricket Other

  • Captain, YMCA Women’s Cricket Club, Sydney, 1951-1970.
  • Former President, Waratah Cricket Club.

Australian Women’s Hockey

  • Player, Australian Women’s Hockey Team, international tours of Malaysia and the Netherlands, 1959-1962.

NSW Hockey

  • NSW Captain, 1967-1968.
  • State Representative, 1952-1968.


  • Primary School Teacher, Sydney region, 1970s-1980s.

Awards and recognition include:

  • Inductee, Hunter Region Sporting Hall of Fame, cricket and hockey, 2004.
  • Inductee, Hall of Fame, Hockey NSW, 2011.

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