Brown is known for his ability to hit the ball a long way and made an awesome 268 against Glamorgan in a one-day match in 2002, a score which remains the highest in senior limited-overs domestic cricket anywhere in the world.
He was picked by England for the one-day international series against India in 1996, where he had mixed fortunes.
He scored a quickfire century in the last match of the tournament, which followed a duck earlier in the series.
He was selected again in 1998 for the Texaco Trophy against South Africa, in which he scored a magnificent 31-ball fifty - the fastest in the history of the competition.
Brown played in all of Surrey's County Championship games in 2005, but even a top score of 152 not out could not prevent the county from relegation into Division Two.
2007 was a more difficult year for Brown on a personal level as he played in nine championship matches, scoring just 277 runs. He was dropped from the side to make way for the younger duo of James Benning and Stewart Walters.
However, he played in every one-day fixture for the club and put on a record-breaking opening stand in the Friends Provident Trophy with Benning, contributing 176 from 97 balls to a total of 496.
In November 2007 Brown signed a one-year contract extension, keeping him at the Brit Oval until the end of the following season.
He figured prominently in the first half of the 2008 season, but did not play after June and was released at the end of the campaign after 21 years at Surrey.
He signed for Nottinghamshire in early 2009 on a two-year contract and enjoyed an Indian summer at Trent Bridge, including helping Notts to the 2010 championship title after which he agreed a one-year extension.