Safest hand in the game

Amby knows what it's like to lift the Vitality Blast trophy at Edgbaston with the Bears - "I'm very lucky to have played two Finals Days on our home ground at Edgbaston. It's a brilliant environment and an absolute privilege to be part of it."

But the former England keeper wants more. One of the most highly-respected wicketkeeper/batsmen in cricket, Amby is Mr Consistent behind the stumps and at his best with the bat when the pressure is on. He is also a valued source of advice for skipper Grant Elliott. Predicting how a T20 match will go is next-to-impossible but no-one reads a pitch or assesses a target better than Amby - and that's a priceless asset to have on your side.

Australia-born Amby cut his teeth in English cricket at Sussex before joining the Bears in 2006 and going on to play 11 Tests, five ODIs and one T20I for England. He was a key figure in Birmingham's 2014 NatWestT20Blast-winning side - despite breaking his finger in the semi-final against Surrey! He continued to keep wicket in the semi and went on to play in possibly the greatest T20 Final at Edgbaston as the Bears saw off Lancashire in a last-ball classic. It takes more than a fractured finger to keep Tim Ambrose down!