Kent batsman Lydia Greenway is the new player-coach of the double-winning seven-time county champions.
The 31-year-old left-hander retired from international cricket last summer after a 13-year career and 225 appearances for England and is delighted to accept the new role.
The Farnborough-born player was one of the first Kent Cricket Academy graduates in 2004, in the first intake with fellow Kent and England batsman Joe Denly.
Greenway said: “I’m delighted to take on the new role as I make the transition from player to coach.
“The senior players at Kent have always taken on the responsibility of coaching and mentoring the younger players so it’s a natural progression.
“I look forward to working with the current squad and bringing through more players from our excellent age-group performance squads.
“We’re proud of our achievements and will be working hard to defend the double in 2017 as the competition gets tougher every year.”
Kent Cricket CEO Jamie Clifford said: “Lydia is a fantastic servant of Kent and England cricket and an integral part of the consistent success achieved in the women’s game, something that we are working hard to continue in the future.
“It’s great to see Lydia now take the helm and work to help bring through talented cricketers for Kent and England for years to come.”