29th October 1969, Stirling, Scotland
Dougie Brown is an all-rounder who represented both England and Scotland at One Day International level. As a youngster Brown attended Alloa Academy, represented Clackmannan County cricket club and played football at under-18 level for Scotland. He also played for Feltham Rugby Football club as a competent fullback, choosing to focus on cricket shortly afterwards.
He first came to the attention of Warwickshire in 1992 whilst playing for Scotland, signing for the county and making his debut in the same year. He went on to spend his entire career with the county, for whom he scored over 12500 runs and took over 850 wickets at first-class and list A cricket.
Brown played for Scotland in the 2005 ICC Trophy, taking 11 wickets in the tournament, and scoring 59 runs in the final, to help Scotland win the competition. As a result, Scotland gained temporary One-day International status, and Brown played ODI cricket for Scotland in the 2006 European Cricket Championships, 2007 World Cricket League and 2007 Cricket World Cup.
At the end of the 2007 season Dougie Brown retired from cricket to take up a coaching role at his beloved Warwickshire County Cricket Club. He is also a regular summariser for the BBC’s cricket coverage including Test Match Special.