Cumbrian cricketer Ben Stokes was at Buckingham Palace today to receive his OBE for services to cricket.

He picked up his gong alongside England colleague Jos Buttler, who was collecting an MBE.

After last summer’s triumphant season, Stokes was recognised for his services to cricket in the New Year Honours list.

Presented with his medal by the Duke of Cambridge, the honour caps a remarkable year for the Durham and England all-rounder.

Stokes was part of the England side that won the World Cup for the first time, and his 84 not out in the final against New Zealand, saw the host nation take the game to a sensational super over, which England went on to win.

After his achievements with the white ball, he carried on his breathtaking form in the longer version of the game.

Stokes almost single-handedly won the third test in the Ashes series against Australia, when he scored an incredible 135 runs, as he took control of a last wicket stand of 73 with Jack Leach.

The innings has been acknowledged as one of the greatest in the history of cricket.

His achievements during a summer that few fans of the sport will ever forget, saw Stokes go on to be crowned BBC Sports Personality of the Year.

In January, Stokes won the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy when he was named as the 2019 International Cricket Council’s Cricketer of the Year.