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James Brayshaw
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Personal information
Full name James Antony Brayshaw
Born 11 May 1967 (1967-05-11) (age 42)
Subiaco, Western Australia, Australia
Nickname JB, Jim
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
Role Batsman
Domestic team information
Years Team
1987 - 1990 Western Australia
1990 - 1997 South Australia
Career statistics
Competition FC List A
Matches 75 35
Runs scored 4,934 589
Batting average 42.53 25.60
100s/50s 10/29 1/1
Top score 146 101*
Balls bowled 1,169 409
Wickets 10 8
Bowling average 57.20 40.00
5 wickets in innings 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 n/a
Best bowling 2/15 2/20
Catches/stumpings 43/0 12/0
Source:, 31 March 2008

James Antony Brayshaw (born 11 May 1967 in Subiaco, Western Australia) is a former state cricketer and now Australian television and radio personality. As a cricketer he was known as Jamie Brayshaw. He is the son of former Western Australian cricketer and Australian rules footballer Ian Brayshaw, and the brother of Mark Brayshaw, a former Kangaroos AFL player. He is currently serving as Chairman of the North Melbourne Football Club.[1]


Cricket career

Playing for South Australia and Western Australia, he had a career spanning almost a decade. In that time, he was a consistent batsman, with a first-class batting average of 42.53.[2]

Media career


Early career

In the 1990s, Brayshaw worked for the Seven Network in Adelaide. This included being a substitute sports anchor for the Seven Nightly News bulletin and working on local football discussion programs, such as Footy Plus. In early 1998 James was teamed up with Amanda Blair and Paul Gale on Adelaide's SAFM, which eventually became that city's number one rating breakfast show. One memorable on-air incident at SAFM saw him covered in Adelaide Crows bodypaint after the club he supports, North Melbourne, lost the 1998 AFL Grand Final to them.[3]

Recent years

In 2001 his big break came as the host of the Seven Network's Ashes (cricket) action with Jeff Thomson, but later moved to the Nine Network when the AFL were transferred. He became the nightly anchor for the National Nine News sport report, as well as contributing to other sports programs on the network, eventually becoming a regular commentator in both football and cricket coverage. In 2005, Brayshaw co-hosted Any Given Sunday with Garry Lyon and Sam Newman.

In 2006, Brayshaw (along with Garry Lyon) replaced Eddie McGuire as host of The AFL Footy Show, a position he currently holds. Additionally, he co-hosted the morning sessions of the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games with Lyon. Apart from his television commitments, he works for radio station Triple M, as a host and commentator of their Australian rules football coverage. He also worked as a full-time co-host on breakfast program The Cage before it was axed in 2007. Previously he has been part of the Melbourne-based show via his home studio in the Adelaide Hills.

Brayshaw was installed as Chairman of the North Melbourne Football Club on 6 December 2007 after the club rejected the AFL's deal to permanently relocate to the Gold Coast

In September 2007, Brayshaw announced that he will be leaving The Cage to spend more time with his family - just before the program was cancelled due to high costs and poor ratings.

Brayshaw currently hosts the Sunday Footy Show, along side panellists Brian Taylor, Nathan Thompson, Shane Crawford and Billy Brownless. He has also hosted the Australian version of Wipeout with Josh Lawson.

Personal life

  • In a tragic accident on 20 September 2006, his sister Sally was killed instantly after the facade of her garage collapsed on top of her.[4]
  • Brayshaw and his wife Sarah have four sons.


  1. ^ North Melbourne name to return: Brayshaw
  2. ^ Saxton Speakers Bureau - James Brayshaw
  3. ^ - James Brayshaw Biography
  4. ^ Sister killed by falling bricks

External links

Preceded by
Graham Duff
North Melbourne Football Club Chairman
Succeeded by
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Anthonie Ferreira
Nelson Cricket Club

Succeeded by
Brendon Julian


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