He comes across as the sort of bloke you would like to have covering your back if a bar brawl breaks out at the height of summer.
Hit the Google engine and myriad statistics suggest Peter David Trego is a cricketer who will get in your face, almost in the mould of former Devon Hotel Central Districts Stags' allrounder Graham Napier.
But the tattooed one graciously begs to differ.
"Yes, I like to play my cricket as aggressively as possible but not from a batting point of view," says CD's 2012-13 English import signing just before running on to the field for Somerset in a first-class County cricket match against Worcestershire.
"I'm not the kind of man who will stand in the middle of the park and spray everywhere as a batsman.
"I like to let the bat do the talking," says the 31-year-old allrounder who will make his debut for the Stags in his first visit to New Zealand.
Born in Weston-super-Mare, Trego sees himself as a right-handed batsman who can bowl.
To put things in perspective, Trego gave the touring South Africa cricketers a bit of stick at No7 for Somerset in a three-day match last month to score a quickfire century from 60 balls.
He also scored an unbeaten 80 off 70 balls against Nottinghamshire, helping his County side to chase down 395 on the last day to claim a five-wicket victory in the first-class match.
While labelled a medium pacer, he likes to believe he can hit the deck with a little more venom and a shade quicker around the 130km/h to 135km/h mark.
"Well, yes, my batting's getting all the headlines," Trego says, revealing he's adept at opening batting in the shorter form of the game.
"I'm a 100 per cent kind of guy who likes to play with his heart on his sleeve. I hope to help CD win the trophy."
He's not shy to opening bowling either for that matter, disclosing his Somerset skipper often chucks him the virgin cherry to shine 75 per cent of the time in first-class matches. But he's not averse to coming in at first change or at the death.
"I'd like to think I'm pretty versatile," he says, reaffirming CD coach Alan Hunt and the Stags' scouts had admirably done their homework.
For someone who grew up idolising Andy Caddick, Trego said the former English international said great things about New Zealand.
"I have never heard a bad thing spoken about the country, so it must be a great place and I'm looking forward to it."
Having watched England test matches here on TV, he is mindful wickets allow for some swing and that suits his deliveries to the hilt.
While he didn't know much about the CD region, he appreciated the logistics of playing in a fragmented region that boasted three to four home grounds.
"I'm coming to a country for the first time as a visitor not knowing what to expect but I'm pretty excited."
Having played professionally in the Bangladesh Premier League and Zimbabwe, Trego knows how lonely it can get in foreign stints.
Consequently, it pleases him to know CD won't be based at one venue, enabling him to see a good part of the country during the HRV Cup campaign and the first two four-day Plunket Shield matches.
He thinks it's quite funny how cricket became his No1 sport.
The son of Paul and Carol, Trego grew up in a home where his father was a competitive social soccer player and his mother represented Britain as a gymnast.
"She won't like me saying this but it was a very long time ago," he says with a laugh, adding the old photos of her decked out in leotards and with medals around her neck are a testimony to that.
Like older brother Sam, 35, Trego was a goalkeeper for the Weston-super-Mare, Margate and Chippenham Town clubs, becoming only the third gloveman in the club's history to score when he found the net from a free kick within his own half for the latter two clubs.
Unfortunately, a fall from a slide at a swimming pool left Sam with shattered knees to rob him of soccer - and any other contact sport - after eight years.
"I was like a jealous brother, so everywhere he went I followed him with the attitude that if the bigger brother can do something, then I can do it better," he says, adding he followed Sam to cricket.
The rest is history.
So what can we make of the vibrant, colourful tattoos mapped on his right arm?
"Oh that is something I first had when I was very stupid as a 15 or 16-year-old lad," he says of a time when he broke into cricket.
"That became quite a feature for me," he says of the tattoos that spawned a competition online to guess how many flowers he had on his arm to win his Somerset shirt. No one got it right (27 of them), so he kept his attire.
Aware that elite rugby players in New Zealand sport some impressive Maori tattoos, Trego is keen to visit a parlour here.
No doubt, when the TV cameras zoom in on the ink-on-blood artwork this summer, it should offer cricket commentators here a welcome distraction when the Kieran Noema-Barnett-skippered Stags take to the opposition.
- Name: Peter David Trego.
- Age: 31.
- Height: 1.83m.
- Nicknames: Tregs, Darcy, Pedro Tregos
- Batting: Right-hander.
- Bowling: Right-arm medium.
- 1996-2002: Somerset.
- 1999-2001: Somerset Cricket Board.
- 2003: Kent.
- 2005: Middlesex.
- 2005: Herefordshire.
- Since 2006: Somerset.
- 2011: Mashonaland Eagles (Zimbabwe).
- 2012: Sylhet Royals (Bangladesh).
- 2012-13: Central Districts Stags.
- Career records:
- First-class: 132 games, 59 catches.
- Batting: 5613 runs @ an average of 34.86; nine centuries and 35 fifties; highest score 140 runs.
- Bowling: 14,594 balls; 242 wickets @ an average of 36.59; 3 five-wicket bags; best figures 6-59.
- Twenty20: 111 games, 30 catches.
- Batting: 2070 runs @ an average of 23.25; 10 fifties; highest score 79.
Bowling: 1273 balls; 60 wickets @ an average of 30.15; best figures 4-27.