Ian Brayshaw

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Ian Brayshaw
Personal information
Full name Ian James Brayshaw
Born (1942-01-14) 14 January 1942 (age 75)
South Perth, Western Australia,
Nickname "Sticks"
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm medium
Role All-rounder
Relations JA Brayshaw (son), MA Brayshaw (son) Angus Brayshaw (grandson)
Domestic team information
Years Team
1961–1978 Western Australia
Career statistics
Competition FC LA
Matches 101 19
Runs scored 4,325 245
Batting average 31.80 22.27
100s/50s 3/26 0/2
Top score 160 58*
Balls bowled 11,625 704
Wickets 178 17
Bowling average 25.08 24.47
5 wickets in innings 7 0
10 wickets in match 2 n/a
Best bowling 10/44 3/28
Catches/stumpings 108/- 3/-
Source: CricketArchive, 1 October 2014

Ian James Brayshaw (born 14 January 1942) is a former Australian sportsman. He played both Australian rules football and cricket. Both his sons, Mark Brayshaw and James Brayshaw were noted athletes in their respective sports; Mark playing football and James playing cricket. Mark's son, Angus Brayshaw is forging a career at Melbourne Football Club.

Football career[edit]

He played Australian rules football at a high level, winning a premiership with Claremont in the Western Australian National Football League (WANFL), but is best known for his cricket career.

Cricket career[edit]

A right-handed all-rounder, Brayshaw played over 100 first-class games for Western Australia, and captained the side on several occasions. Against Victoria during the 1967–68 Sheffield Shield season, he accomplished one of cricket's rarest feats, taking all ten wickets in an innings.[1] He is the most recent Australian to do so.

Media career[edit]

Brayshaw later worked in the media with the ABC and Channel Ten in Western Australia, as well as co-authoring sporting books. He was the expert commentator on ABC Radio when Trevor Chappell bowled the infamous underarm ball during a one-day match between Australia and New Zealand.


Brayshaw is the father of James Brayshaw, a former state cricketer with Western Australia and South Australia, media personality on Channel Nine and Chairman of the North Melbourne Australia Rules football club, and Mark Brayshaw, a former Kangaroos AFL footballer. Ian's grandson, Angus Brayshaw is continuing the family into a third generation of sports athletes as he currently listed with Melbourne Football Club.


  1. ^ "Sheffield Shield: Best bowling figures in an innings". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 25 February 2017. 

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