Ian Brayshaw

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Ian Brayshaw
Personal information
Full name
Ian James Brayshaw
Born (1942-01-14) 14 January 1942 (age 81)
South Perth, Western Australia
BowlingRight-arm medium
RelationsJames Brayshaw (son)
Mark Brayshaw (son)
Angus Brayshaw (grandson)
Andrew Brayshaw (grandson)
Domestic team information
1960/61–1977/78Western Australia
Career statistics
Competition First-class List A
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 0
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, and three of his grandsons have been members of AFL squads.



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


A right-handed all-rounder, Brayshaw played over 100 first-class games for Western Australia, and he captained the side on several occasions. Against Victoria during the 1967–68 Sheffield Shield season, he accomplished one of cricket's rarest feats, taking ten wickets in an innings.[1][2] He was the most recent Australian to do so as of August 2022.[citation needed]


Brayshaw later worked in the media with ABC and Channel Ten in Western Australia. 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 has co-authored several sporting books, including The ABC of Cricket; The Black Pearl: No Regrets; Caught Marsh, Bowled Lillee: The Legend Lives On; The Elements of Cricket; and Round The Wicket: A Selection of Cricket Stories.[3] In 2021, he self-published his first novel, a romance novel entitled Terms of Repayment.[4][5][6]


Brayshaw is the father of James Brayshaw, a former state cricketer with Western Australia and South Australia, media personality on Seven Network, and former chairman of the North Melbourne Football Club; and Mark Brayshaw, a former Claremont and North Melbourne footballer. Mark's sons Angus, Andrew and Hamish have all been on AFL squads, with the latter being delisted at the end of the 2020 AFL season.

In an accident on 20 September 2006, his 36-year-old daughter Sally was killed instantly after the facade of her garage collapsed on top of her.[7][8]


  1. ^ "Sheffield Shield: Best bowling figures in an innings". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 25 February 2017.
  2. ^ "Maco the magnificent". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 24 October 2017.
  3. ^ ThriftBooks. "Ian Brayshaw Books | List of books by author Ian Brayshaw". ThriftBooks. Retrieved 25 August 2022.
  4. ^ "Cricketbooks.com.au | Brayshaw, Ian - Terms of Repayment, a debut novel, signed by Ian". cricketbooks.com.au. Retrieved 25 August 2022.
  5. ^ Brayshaw, Ian (24 June 2021). Terms of Repayment: A Debut Novel. Ian Brayshaw. ISBN 978-0-646-84178-6.
  6. ^ Brayshaw, Ian. Terms of Repayment.
  7. ^ "AFL Footy Show host's sister killed". The Sydney Morning Herald. 21 September 2006. Retrieved 25 August 2022.
  8. ^ Oakes, Dan (22 September 2006). "Death of commentator's sister highlights garage risks". The Age. Retrieved 25 August 2022.

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