Ian Brown joined WECC after the extremely
successful recruiting campaign in the spring of 2003 and immediately
won a place in the team due to the fact WECC only numbered 10 members
at the time. Only joking, it was really nine. Nevertheless he quickly beat his
way into our good books by actually wanting to come on tour,
rather than having to be beaten up into doing so. This bodes well
for the future, however the rest of us became well aware that we were
to face stiff opposition both on the field, and afterwards at the bar.
Ian really enjoys his
cricket but his initial forays with the willow on '03 were often
thwarted before getting much of a chance to really get going. At one
time, it appeared that in a succession of innings he did everything
right, doggedly fending off good deliveries and picking off the really
bad ball only to receive a real ripsnorter of an unplayable ball
(probably the bowler in question's best ever delivery) at the wrong
time. That, or the delivery was so bad it was unplayable. It was just as
if for Ian, it wasn't destined to be going to go right for a while. Not one to give up lightly, grim
determination changed Ian's fortunes and before long a half-century was
chalked up against his name in the cub record books.
Ian has many good points, it's just that we have yet
to find all of them. Being a friend of Johnno Greathead, well,
anything's possible. He fully acquitted himself on tour 2003 with full
honours and although we can't explain the exact details how, we can
say that if he had the bottle to do that, then we can't refrain but
enter him into the WECC Hall OF Fame with immediate effect. Heh heh
heh, good old boy. I wonder what flavour it was.
P.S. We love the way
his hairline 'waterfalls' off his forehead in the photo.