Heather Knight, England Women's player of the series in their Ashes victory this summer, was the guest of honour at the Kent Under-11 Girls awards presentation, held recently at Addington Village Cricket Club.
The 22-year-old opening batter, whose match-saving 157 in the sole Test was instrumental in helping England regain the urn, was accompanied by the magnificent Ashes trophy.
Knight, who answered questions from each girl and then presented medals and trophies to every member of the squad, said: "It was great to see the Kent women's youth section thriving and so many young girls playing and enjoying their cricket. Well done to everyone involved at Kent for their efforts."
David Sear, manager of the Kent U11 Girls, said: "I thought that our gathering would go well because this season we have had such a fantastic bunch of girls and a wonderful set of parents, but having Heather and the Ashes trophy at our do was the icing on the cake.
“Judging from the reactions of everyone, I think that we did a good job at capturing the spirit of the season with the photo and music show. It was a most enjoyable and inspirational evening and I must thank everyone who made it possible."