Man of many talents

Since joining the Bears in 2013, seam-bowler Olly has emerged as a cool, calm death bowler who thrives on delivering high-pressure overs at the end of an innings.

In the season of his debut, 2014, the Yorkshireman showed his mettle when the pressure was at its highest in the Blast final against Lancashire. Olly claimed three wickets in the final and survived a late barrage (and a few verbals) from Andrew Flintoff to put in a performance which helped guide the Bears to their first T20 trophy.

OHD brings a very different and difficult challenge to opposing batsmen with subtle changes of pace delivered from a great height - 6ft 7in! He is also the only bowler in world cricket whose first T20 victim was Alviro Petersen in Johannesburg on a Saturday in October.

One of cricket's true nice-guys, Olly's value to the squad transcends his bowler. The right team-spirit is vital to any success and having OHD around only enhances that spirit. Though still only in his twenties, he is already involved in coaching the younger players at Edgbaston. Here is a man with plenty of strings to his bow.