Whilst Nottinghamshire supporters have warmly welcomed the one-day and Twenty20 performances of Scott Elstone over the past couple of seasons, he shone in front of a global television audience for the first time last summer.
As a fielding substitute for England in their Trent Bridge Test match against India, he rose to the occasion in spectacular fashion, by holding on to two pressure-laden catches in the deep, to dismiss both Suresh Raina and Harbajhan Singh, from the bowling of Tim Bresnan.
His brief moment in the spotlight created glowing newspaper headlines yet the young all-rounder took it all in his stride and gave further evidence that he is the man for the big occasion.
Born in Burton-on-Trent, Scott graduated through the Notts academy and impressed on his summer contract in 2010 which saw him make his first appearances in the white ball formats.
A winter playing club cricket in Australia honed his skills further and, as a lower-order batsman and outstanding fielder, he featured in fifteen of the domestic Twenty20 fixtures in 2011.
Scott’s stock rose further at the end of last season when he skippered Nottinghamshire’s seconds to victory in the Second Eleven Trophy, seeing them over the line with a run-a-ball, undefeated 69 to defeat Lancashire at Liverpool.