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Ian Westwood

Key facts

Full Name: Ian James Westwood
Born: July 13 1982 , Birmingham
County: Warwickshire
Batting Style: Left-hand bat
Bowling Style: Off-spin

Biography

A throwback to yesteryear, Westwood is an archetypal English top-order batsman for whom crease occupation is the mantra. He has twice won the County Championship with the Bears - in 2004 and 2012 - and helped them to the Clydesdale Bank 40 title in 2010 while he was the club's skipper. He made his County Championship debut in 2003, two years after he had first appeared for Warwickshire in List A cricket. Thereafter, Westwood proved a steady operator in the four-day game and, despite not being assured of his place in all forms, was handed the captaincy ahead of the 2009 season – a rol...

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