A pugnacious opening batsman who is always keen to punish wayward bowling early in an innings.
Started his career at Essex and can boast a highest score of 200 against New Zealand in 1999.
Named player of the year in 2002 but was released at the end of 2003 after an injury-hit season for the relegated side.
A former England Under-18 and Under-19 international, he was signed by Leicestershire in 2004, and scored over 1,000 runs for his new county in both 2004 and 2005.
Found opportunities increasingly harder to come by and was released by Leicestershire at the end of the 2007 season.