In 2017, Black Caps master blaster Colin de Grandhomme helped the Bears to the Blast final in his first season - but you get the feeling he's only just started.
Colin settled straight in at the Bears, becoming an immediate big hit with his team-mates while delivering plenty of big hits for the fans to enjoy. His quarter-final innings at The Oval, when the pressure was at its height, powered the Bears through to Finals Day and gave our fantastic travelling fans a night to treasure.
Big Col has gone from strength to strength during the winter, smashing a maiden Test ton from just 72 balls v West Indies and establishing himself at the heart of the New Zealand side in all formats.
A true game-changer, he rejoins the Bears for 2018 with a T20 strike-rate of 167.80! The Bears are thrilled to have him back. Well though he did last year, you get the feeling that something really spectacular could be round the corner.