Kent captain Tammy Beaumont received her MBE medal in a ceremony at Buckingham Palace on Friday.
The 26-year-old Dover-born batsman capped a wonderful 12 months after being named player of the tournament in England’s victorious Women’s World Cup on home soil.
Beaumont becomes a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire
The Kent Cricket Academy graduate will fly out to India later this month for a T20 tri-series against Australia and India before a three-match ODI series against the hosts in April.
England will then face South Africa in a home Royal London Women’s ODI series before a T20 tri-series against the Proteas and New Zealand’s White Caps.
The third ODI takes place at The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence on Friday 15 June.