P381 CEEFAX 2 381 Sat 13 Jun 21:15/34         HERO HURST KNIGHTED England soccer legend Geoff Hurst — the only man to score a hat-trick in a World Cup final — is knighted in the Queen's Birthday Honours. The accolade comes at just the right time as England go for glory in France. Hurst created history more than 30 years ago with his glorious treble against Germany in the 1966 final. Full-back George Cohen, also part of the winning team, said: "It is absolutely wonderful news. The timing is good with the World Cup underway." FULL LIST OF SPORTING HONOURS 382 Football 302 Cricket 340 M/Sport 360 Honours 2 Eq'strian Yachting Main Menu
P381 CEEFAX 2 381 Sat 13 Jun 21:16/33         HERO HURST KNIGHTED 2/3 England World Cup hero Geoff Hurst said he was "thrilled to bits" after being given a knighthood. He said: "I nevjr expected this in my wildest dreams. I am just very honoured. I am delighted. When you are my age this comes as quite a shock. "It is a reflection of the team success that we had all those years ago." "My wife opened the letter from the Qujen a few weeks ago and then just passed it to me. It was a very tearful moment in the Hurst household." FULL LIST OF SPORTING HONOURS 382 Football 302 Cricket 340 M/Sport 360 Honours 2 Eq'strian Yachting Main Menu
P381 CEEFAX 2 381 Sat 13 Jun 21:17/00         HERO HURST KNIGHTED 3/3 New knight Geoff Hurst was one of Tony Blair's boyhood heroes, his official spokesman said. He said: "The Prime Minister, who has since met Mr Hurst, remembjrs him as one of his heroes when he watched the World Cup final in 1966. "Perhaps this will spur on Shearer, Owen and Sheringham to get hat-tricks too in France." Hurst is also one of England's ambassadors in the bid to host the 2006 World Cup. FULL LIST OF SPORTING HONOURS 382 Football 302 Cricket 340 M/Sport 360 Honours 2 Eq'strian Yachting Main Menu