Having set a cricketing world record with minnows Ireland, Eoin Morgan now hopes to make real headlines with England.
The man they call 'captain' (after the rum) was one of three Middlesex players, barely a week after their Twenty20 Cup win, named in the Lions squad to face South Africa on Saturday week (August 16).
Fellow Seaxes Owais Shah and Ed Joyce, who will be skipper, will also face the Springboks.
No doubt the 21-year-old's unbeaten ton against the tourists at Uxbridge last month, immediately followed by his maiden championship hundred in the draw with Gloucestershire, propelled Morgan into the international limelight.
It's all a far cry from the frustrations of last season, which saw the left-hander given very few opportunities in the First XI at Lord's.
And his comparatively slow progress at the home of cricket until this year is in stark contrast to the meteoric rise Morgan experienced with Ireland.
In February 2007, he became the youngest player outside he sub-continent to score a one-day century when hitting 115 for the Irish against Canada, aged 20 years and 147 days.
And Morgan insists he owes the patience which has developed his character to his former Irish coach, Adrian Birrell.
He said: "It hasn't been such a quick transition in the Middlesex team as it was with Ireland.
"But Adrian, who brought Ireland success in the World
Cup in the West Indies, is someone who believes everyday in life you learn something new, and it breeds character in you.
"He said to me there will come a season when you call on good days and bad days, and this year, where I've got a small spell in the team and have learnt from staying there, has been it."
"I hope now it's become hard to think of a Middlesex top six without me in it."
Morgan had double reason to celebrate this week when, along with Tyrone Henderson and Dirk Nannes, he was awarded a county cap during the inter-val of Monday night's floodlit victory over Somerset at Lord's.
Henderson struck a swashbuckling 50, including three sixes and six fours.
However, it was Morgan's fellow Lion Shah, again
overlooked by the test selectors, whose 96 not out pulled Middlesex from 50-5 to a defendable 203-9.
And then it was veteran spinner Shaun Udal who did the damage with the ball, returning figures of 3-21 as the hosts won by 43 runs.
Middlesex returned to County Championship action yesterday with their Division Two clash against Glamorgan at Colwyn Bay.
Henderson, who was brought in to play limitedovers cricket, takes a back seat as the Seaxes revert to four day cricket for the first time in two weeks.
Morgan, Joyce, Shah and Udal are all in the squad who travelled to Wales, along with Gareth Berg, Danny Evans, Billy Godleman, Murali Kartik, Dawid Malan, Tim Murtagh, Alan Richardson and Ben Scott.