Close season signing for Sussex CCC, Steffan Piolet, paid a visit to Southway Junior School in Burgess Hill before Christmas (see picture).
He was there to talk to the children and hopefully, inspire them to sporting excellence.
Piolet who played his early cricket at Cuckfield, signed a one-year contract after he was released from the final year of his deal at Warwickshire.
The 25-year-old moved to Edgbaston in 2008, and had a brief loan spell at Hove last season.
Sussex cricket manager Mark Robinson said: “Being a local lad, having played youth and second team cricket with us, Steffan is someone we know really well and we’re excited he is back at the club.”