Martin van Jaarsveld
Only picked intermittently by South Africa, van Jaarsveld has marked himself out as a colossus for Kent.
He decided to turn his back on international cricket by signing a two-year contract for Kent through the Kolpak ruling at the start of the 2005 season.
He made nine Test and 11 one-day international appearances for South Africa but was never a regular member of the side and decided to concentrate on domestic cricket.
His last appearance came in the second Test against England in December 2004, when his second-innings knock of 49 helped the Proteas hang on for a draw at Kingsmead.
He is no stranger to English cricket having enjoyed a short spell at Northamptonshire in 2004, where he scored 484 runs in seven appearances, and he has also played in the Lancashire Leagues.
He made a dream start to life at Kent when he carved his name in the history of the club, becoming the first player to score a century in each innings on his first-class debut for the county.
He made scores of 118 and 111 during the drawn Frizzell County Championship Division One match against Warwickshire at Canterbury.
It was an extraordinary achievement and with it he became only the second player to have done so on a first-class county debut.
Chris Bassano was the other player to accomplish the feat - for Derbyshire in 2001, with unbeaten scores of 186 and 106 against Gloucestershire.
Van Jaarsveld enjoyed a terrific season with the bat, hitting 1,198 runs as an ever-present in the championship side which included a magnificent career-best 262 not out against Glamorgan in June.
His innings was the highest by a Kent batsman against Glamorgan and his stand of 159 with Min Patel was a new Kent eighth-wicket record against any county.
He was also the leading run-scorer for the Spitfires in the totesport League with 549.
He scored 1,011 championship runs for Kent in 2007, including five hundreds. He helped Kent to the Twenty20 Cup crown as they reached finals day for the first time.
The following year Kent lost their status as the only county not to play Division Two cricket, but that was no fault of van Jaarsveld, who plundered 1,150 first-class runs at an average of 48, with four centuries.
He also made an incredible 907 runs in limited-overs cricket, but was less successful in Twenty20. Nevertheless, it was still a surprise that van Jaarsveld batted down the order as the Spitfires lost to Middlesex in the final.
Van Jaarsveld returned to Titans in the close-season.