Middlesex were this week still celebrating their stunning success in winning the Twenty20 Cup and the rewards that will come with it.
Saturday's final win over Kent at Hampshire's Rose Bowl has opened up the door for Middlesex to experience a winter with a difference.
As Twenty20 Cup winners Middlesex are likely to get the chance to play in some form of Champions League in the east and be part of Sir Alan Stanford's cricketing revolution in the Caribbean.
As part of the Stanford Super Series in Antigua, Middlesex will play Trinidad & Tobago in a Twenty20 match with a £205,000 prize fund at stake in late October.
They will also play against England and Stanford's Super Stars in warm-up matches ahead of the £10 million winner takes all match between England and the Super Stars.
After beating Durham by eight wickets in Saturday's semi-final Middlesex then won a dramatic final by three runs against Kent.
Middlesex made 187 for 6 with Owais Shah cracking a superb 75 and the match them came down to the last two balls with Kent needing four runs for victory.
Tyron Henderson was the star as he conceded just one run off the final two deliveries, with Justin Kemp run out on the last ball as Kent finished on 184 for 5.