I'll be honest and say I didn't think Patterson would make it. I thought maybe in one-day cricket with the keeper standing up to his wibbily wobblers, a bit like how Gloucestershire got their success in limited over Cup Finals in the late 90's and early 2000's but the success he has had in Championship cricket has thrilled me and surprised me. The year 2010 was a breakthrough period and his improvement was remarkable. To be part of those two Championship Title Wins was thrilling and to see the four seamers and Rashid dovetail each other in the bowling attack was decisive in winning those prizes. Steve Patterson has been an unsung hero in recent years and has always deserved more praise and attention.