Alex Thomson

"I never hold back"

Of all the sights in cricket there are few more exhilarating than stumps being ripped from the turf by a lightning-fast bowler. Well, that's what Olly can do.

Olly bowls with genuine pace and is mustard-keen to make a big impression for the Bears in his first full-season after making his initial forays into the first team last year.

Norwich-born Olly impressed all at Edgbaston with the diligence and good-natured determination he applied to his rehab from a serious knee operation and there was widespread delight that he returned to the fray last year with speed unimpaired. Now he wants to make up for lost time with loads of first-team cricket, all delivered with a true fast-bowler's mentality.

"I never hold back," pledges Olly. We think it will be worth watching.