Talk about making a first impression! On his second XI debut for Warwickshire in 2002, effectively a trial game, Jonathan Trott scored a dominant 245 that suggested the arrival of a special talent. It was, after all, the highest score by a debutant in the history of Second XI Championship cricket and convinced Warwickshire to sign Trott.
In 2009 he made a century on Test debut at The Oval. To have played such a significant part in England winning an Ashes decider on debut, he quickly established a reputation as a technically correct batsman with a fantastic temperament.
Trotty went on to play a key part in England retaining the Ashes in Australia in 2010-11 - the first time they had won a Test series there in nearly a quarter of a century - with centuries at Adelaide and Melbourne as England went on to become the worlds number one ranked test team with Trott playing an influential role.
A glittering career with England - in which he became one of Englands finest ever number 3 batsmen - came to an end in 2015. Despite this, Trotty remains a huge part of the Bears team and will be keen to ensure his experience can help guide the Bears to success this season.