After taking countless wickets and dominating with the bat for the Second XI, it seemed clear that Liam Patterson-White was ready for the step up.
When that call-up to the first team came - tonsilitis aside - wickets came easily, with a first five-wicket haul arriving in short order.
It took a little longer for runs to start to flow from the Sunderland-born 20-year-old's bat, but a trip to Scarborough finally saw Patterson-White's efforts bear fruit.
Relive the best shots from Patterson-White's half-century above.
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