CricInfo Photos - James Anderson sits amongst the rocks and waves outside the Hilton hotel, Barbados, April 12, 2007.

CricInfo Photos - James Anderson sits amongst the rocks and waves outside the Hilton hotel, Barbados, April

Swing bowler James Anderson has been honoured by the Queen after becoming England cricket's leading Test wicket-taker.

James Anderson made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in annual Queen's Birthday honours list

What a beauty. After lords disaster a week back, Anderson uses wobbly seam to leave Australian batsmen clueless and take a 5-fer on the first day of the third test at Edgbaston. Immediately the lunch, he had Adam Voges and Mitchell Marsh caught behind in consecutive overs.

‪ Australia's middle order succumbed to James Anderson bowling on English Surface! Australia all out on James Anderson took fantastic 6 for 47 in Overs. Broad and Finn both took 2 wickets each. At the end of day 1 - England innings NM Lyon took 2 wickets!

'James Anderson is getting used to the fact he'll play his 100th Test match with a large number of Yorkshire accents in the dressing-room.' Joe Root blogs from Caribbean ahead of first test match against West Indies. First pays tributes to Richie Benaud.

'James Anderson is getting used to the fact he'll play his 100th Test match with a large number of Yorkshire accents in the dressing-room.' Joe Root blogs from Caribbean ahead of first test match against West Indies. First pays tributes to Richie Benaud.

The ‘Old Burnley Express’ Jimmy Anderson will get the initials OBE for a much better reason this weekend.

James Anderson to be finally recognised by the Queen with an OBE

The ‘Old Burnley Express’ Jimmy Anderson will get the initials OBE for a much better reason this weekend.

James Anderson on his exciting first days for England to his best moment--the Ashes 2013 win in Trent Bridge. The man is now past 410 wickets. Highest wicket taker for England.

James Anderson talks about life with England, from making his debut to his best moment whilst wearing the Three Lions.

Anderson is frustrated at being rested for the NZ ODI series, which might well be the end of his ODI career. On sledging: "I think the game needs to be played in the right spirit. And the way the game is going and the way our team is progressing, we want to play with a smile on our face and inspire the next generation of England cricketers. That's what our job is."

James Anderson fears he may not be the bowler he was before the incident with Ravindra Jadeja at Trent Bridge last year

Alastair Cook and James Anderson struggle for answers, West Indies v England, 3rd Test, Bridgetown, 3rd day, May 3, 2015. WI squared the series 1-1, but England retained the Wisden trophy.

Test, England tour of West Indies at Bridgetown, May 2015

Cricinfo Photos - James Anderson reaches his delivery stride for Auckland, Auckland v Wellington, State Championship, Eden Park, March 7, 2008.

Cricinfo Photos - James Anderson reaches his delivery stride for Auckland, Auckland v Wellington, State Championship, Eden Park, March

Jimmy Anderson - the number one practitioner of swing bowling in the world (and also a master of reverse swing). Old Trafford in this video is explained as helping swing bowling due to three reasons: 1) overcast conditions, which create stable conditions over the pitch, 2) green pitch, which encourages the bowl to swing off the pitch, and 3) Duke's balls which polishes up much more highly than others. Video from summer of 2014 during test series with India.

The Analyst: James Anderson and the science of swing

Cricket analyst Simon Hughes examines how swing bowling and the return to form of James Anderson could be the key to the fourth Test between England and India at Old Trafford.

Cricket meets Darts: Jimmy 'The Swinger' Anderson takes on Alastair 'Bed & Breakfast' Cook in a one leg shootout at Alexandra Palace.

Cricket meets Darts: Jimmy 'The Swinger' Anderson takes on Alastair 'Bed & Breakfast' Cook in a one leg shootout at Alexandra Palace.

James Anderson inspires England to memorable win. England produced a remarkable victory in the second Test after a seemingly moribund contest was brought to life by the brilliance of James Anderson and the seemingly ineradicable flaws in West Indies' game.

England produced a remarkable victory in the second Test after a seemingly moribund contest was brought to life by the brilliance of James Anderson and the seemingly ineradicable flaws in West Indies' game

The boy from burnley has surpassed all before him. 'Like any number of the current cricketers, Jimmy has an aversion to the media. He can be a surly so-and-so and a nightmare to interview. This is less because of a previous sting than of shyness and a reluctance to be singled out. Having said that, he has been photographed near naked for a gay magazine and appeared in many a rag trade shoot. These decisions are proof of an interesting and open mind. In the middle ground of such extremes is a…

Mark Nicholas on James Anderson, England's swinging shooting star

Cricinfo Photos - James Anderson bowled well but without early reward, England v South Africa, 2nd Investec Test, Headingley, 5th day, August 6, 2012.

Cricket Photo: James Anderson bowled well but without early reward

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