Bridgetown, Barbados -- The Reverend Wesley Winfield Hall, a man of many hats but known chiefly as a cricketing great, has been awarded a knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II, during her birthday honour list.

Sir Wes, 74, has been awarded the rank of Knight Bachelor according to the British Honour System.

Knights Bachelor are the most ancient sort of British knight, but Knights Bachelor rank below knights of the various orders. Like other knights, Knights Bachelor are styled "Sir". Since they are not knights of any order of chivalry, there is no post-nominal associated with the award.(Wikipedia)

Reverend Hall received this honour due to his services to sport and the community.

Wes Hall was born September 12, 1937, Glebe Land, Station Hill, St Michael, Barbados. He was a member of the West Indies Cricket team, as a fearsome fast bowler, and first toured England in the 1950's.

After his retirement from professional cricket he became an ordained minister, and also served as a Minister of Tourism and Sport in the Barbados government.

Barbadians who have also made it to the queen's honour list are those receiving the Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE), Rashid Orlando Marville, for his contribution to the Foreign Service. The Reverend Oscar Holman Millar, for services to the Methodist Church, education and the community. Dr. George Lincoln Reid, for services to the financial sector.

Those receiving the Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) include, Dr. Frances Louise Chandler, for services to agriculture. Hensley Henderson Robinson, for public service in the area of the electoral process. Ms. Carolyn Adora Sinkler, for services to education and sport.

Collis Earl Blackman, for services to labour relations, and David Lionel Harding, for services to the maritime industry, will receive the Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire.