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Cricketer Stuart Broad collects MBE and praises 'fantastic' Alastair Cook

Stuart Broad with his MBE Photo: PA

Nottingham cricketer Stuart Broad has been awarded an MBE for a hugely successful career in the sport.

Broad, who last autumn passed the landmark of 100 Tests, was recognised for a career that has seen him become one of the country's leading wicket takers.

Cook stood down as England captain on Monday just a few days after he had been at Buckingham Palace to be made a CBE.

The fast bowler praised his former captain Alastair Cook while he collected his award.

Stuart Broad receiving the honour from Prince Charles Credit: PA

He's one of England's most successful captains with two Ashes series behind him - winning in India, winning away in South Africa - a fantastic man to play under.

A calm guy, the sort of guy whoever meets him only has good words to say about him.

He's been a pleasure to play with and hopefully we'll play a lot more together.

– Stuart Broad

Broad was joined at the Buckingham Palace investiture ceremony by his father Chris Broad, a former England opening batsman, mother Carole Joyce and girlfriend Bealey Mitchell.

Broad said after the presentation made by the Prince of Wales: "It was very special, a huge honour to be here at the Palace today - a wonderful occasion to share with the family."

Career highlights for Broad include the eight Australian wickets he took for just 15 runs in the 2015 Ashes Test match at Trent Bridge and last year he claimed six South African wickets for 17 runs in Johannesburg.

Stuart Broad after his 100th Test cap Credit: PA

The bowler has played in England's last four Ashes victories, won the ICC World Twenty20 in 2010 with his team mates and is the only Englishman with two Test hat-tricks to his name.

His tally of wickets now stands at more than 360 putting him in third place in the all time list of wicket takers behind team mate Jimmy Anderson, who is first, and second-place Sir Ian Botham.

The bowler famously emulated his father with the bat when he made 169 in a Test match against Pakistan, the highest score by any England number nine.

Stuart Broad and his father Chris Credit: PA

Regaining the Ashes at my home ground at Trent Bridge in Nottingham in 2015 was a week I'll never forget.

Personally getting the eight for 15, bowling Australia out for 60, at a ground I watched my dad play at when I was two or three years old.

– Stuart Broad

Asked who he thought should be the next England captain Broad said:

"That's a decision obviously Andrew Strauss and James Whitaker, the selectors, will consider quite a lot over the next few weeks."