Scott Newman is an attacking opening batsman with a very relaxed approach to the game.
On his first-class debut for Surrey, against Hampshire in 2002, he made 99 before being adjudged lbw to James Tomlinson. He followed this up in the next match, against Leicestershire, with a score of 183.
Although appearances were limited for Newman in 2003, Ian Ward's departure to Sussex in 2004 opened up a berth at the top of the order, which Newman has filled ably.
Newman was selected to attend the ECB National Academy in the winter of 2003/04 and went on tour to India.
He made history in May 2005 when he became the first Surrey batsman to make a century and a double century in the same game. He hit 117 in the first innings of the Frizzell County Championship match against Glamorgan at the Oval and followed it up with 219 in the second innings.
Later in the 2005 season, Newman scored another double century at Canterbury against Kent, and ended the year with 1,286 first-class runs at an average just below 48.
He made 812 first-class runs in 2007, but it was in one-day cricket that Newman really came of age, scoring an unbeaten 92 against Kent at Canterbury in a thrilling last-ball victory to see his side home.
Newman was one of just two Surrey batsmen to pass 1,000 runs for the season in the championship in 2008, including two hundreds and eight half-centuries.
Following limited opportunities with Surrey in early 2009 and a fall-out with professional cricket manager Chris Adams, he joined Nottinghamshire on loan from July, remaining at Trent Bridge until the end of the season.
Notts declined to take him up permanently, but Middlesex offered Newman a three-year deal in the close-season, which he accepted.