Nickname - "Sir Geoffrey"
Ian is from "oop north" and the way he bats is very reminiscent of a certain other Northern batsmen of repute. Ian would never use an attacking shot if a defensive one was available and is redoubtable with bat in hand. A very tasty bowler on his day Ian pitches the ball up and gives it every chance to swing.
Ian is a very solid bloke and a great team player. He has the skills to score runs a plenty and his bowling is extremely useful for any captain to have in the locker. He has taken more than one 6 wicket haul and others are just round the corner. Would be the first name on the team sheet.
Ian was sent home from Australia in 2009 because of his poor Criminal Record - He didn't have one. His availability was less than good in 2011 and 2012, but we hope for better in 2013 as his family get's older and sends him to play cricket instead of shopping.
A carerr return of 608 runs at an average of 14.0 can certainly be improved upon.