Role: Right Handed Middle Order Batsman
& Right Arm Medium Fast Bowler
Nickname: IB & Drummond
Barbarians No: 1
Without a doubt IB is the most talented cricketer who the club has produced in the last 10-15 years. He has been a genuine match winner with both bat and ball in the past and is also an excellent all round fielder.
After returning to the club in 2014, IB was forced to stop bowling due to injuries and decided to focus on his batting.
This looked an inspired decision as he scored over 400 runs at an average of 33 and struck four 50s. In 2015 his form excelled the previous year's efforts with him scoring 679 runs including two hundreds.
He is a batsman who scores runs extremely quickly all round the ground off both front and back foot and he is especially brutal against spin bowling.
Now entering the 2016 season, IB has made a strong comeback with the ball. Remaining fit through the pre-season, he is looking forward to taking the ball for our First Eleven once more.
A scorer of big hundreds his stand out performances have been a brilliant 165 against Highgate in a Middlesex League game a few seasons ago and also a brilliant 125 against the MCC during our Centenary celebrations in 2008.
As well as representing Bessborough, IB was a regular for Middlesex junior sides and also represented Middlesex Second Eleven and also was named 13th man for the First Eleven.
IB also lived in Tasmania and had 3 seasons playing for the Kingborough Knights in Hobart.