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David Fulton

Assumed the captaincy of Kent in 2003 after sharing the responsibility with Matthew Fleming in 2002, when he impressed overseas player Steve Waugh with his leadership skills.

Has the unusual distinction of being the last person to catch Viv Richards in a first class match and was awarded the PCA Player of the Year 2001 after being the first batsman to reach 1,000 runs.

Hit eight centuries in the County Championship that year, including an unbeaten 208 against Yorkshire, and Nasser Hussain later revealed in his autobiography that Fulton narrowly missed out on selection for the Ashes series when the selectors had a late change of heart in favour of Mark Butcher.

The following season he suffered serious eye damage after a bowling machine accident which put his career in jeopardy. He required major surgery but returned within eight weeks to lead the county again.

Fulton has a good cricket brain and works as a cricket commentator when not involved with playing.

In July 2005 he announced his decision to step down as captain of the Kent one-day side and was replaced by Matthew Walker.

He was awarded a benefit year in 2006, generously sharing half the proceeds among two local charities.

Fulton's side pushed hard for the Frizzell County Championship and were in contention until losing their penultimate game which handed Nottinghamshire the title.

Two days after the season ended, Fulton announced he did not want to be considered for the captaincy in 2006.

Released at the end of the 2006 campaign, marking his last appearance with 155 against Middlesex in the championship, before announcing his retirement from first-class cricket.