At times Middlesex fast bowler James Fuller appears starstruck by some of the biggest names in the game he has encountered while making the Home of Cricket his own second home.
But an almost boyish enthusiasm for playing at Lord’s belies a fierce ambition. No-one should doubt Fuller’s intent to make his mark at his new county after making a move from Gloucestershire last autumn.
After playing a leading role in the West Countrymen’s One Day Cup triumph at headquarters last September, he turned down the offer of a new contract at Bristol to sign with the Seaxes.
Having been at Nevil Road for five seasons, the decision was a hard one, but he is clearly relishing the opportunities the move has brought.
His enthusiasm was infectious when he spoke to LastWordOnSports earlier this summer, a few weeks before a side strain put a temporary brake on his season.