A wily left-arm seamer and destructive batsman, Carter made his first-class debut for Warwickshire in 2001.
For much of his time with the county, he was considered a bit-part player who never really developed a full role in the side, epitomised by him being told his services were no longer required in 2004.
Having re-established himself in the fold thereafter, Carter was again released in 2007, only to enjoy a third coming as a swing bowler who could produce sparkling moments with the bat.
The South African-born all-rounder married the two disciplines to great effect in 2010, hitting 1,270 runs and taking 80 wickets in domestic cricket to finish top of the FTI MVP standings at the age of 35.
Although bowling is undoubtedly his strongest suit, he is often utilised at the top of the order in limited-overs cricket due to his ability to clear the ropes.