Full name Patrick Rhys Brown
Born August 23, 1998, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Current age 21 years 59 days
Major teams Worcestershire, Worcestershire 2nd XI
Playing role Bowler
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
|First-class debut||Worcestershire v Sussex at Worcester, Aug 6-8, 2017 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Worcestershire v Lancashire at Worcester, Jun 20-23, 2018 scorecard|
|List A debut||Yorkshire v Worcestershire at Leeds, May 23, 2018 scorecard|
|Last List A||Worcestershire v Somerset at Worcester, May 10, 2019 scorecard|
|T20s debut||Nottinghamshire v Worcestershire at Nottingham, Jul 26, 2017 scorecard|
|Last T20s||Worcestershire v Essex at Birmingham, Sep 21, 2019 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|1*, 1/28||Worcs||v Essex||Birmingham||21 Sep 2019||T20|
|0*, 2/21||Worcs||v Notts||Birmingham||21 Sep 2019||T20|
|0/39||Worcs||v Sussex||Hove||6 Sep 2019||T20|
|1/25||Worcs||v Northants||Northampton||30 Aug 2019||T20|
|1/39||Worcs||v Lancashire||Worcester||25 Aug 2019||T20|
|0/35||Worcs||v Bears||Birmingham||23 Aug 2019||T20|
|2/21||Worcs||v Durham||Chester-le-Street||15 Aug 2019||T20|
|1/35||Worcs||v Derbyshire||Derby||13 Aug 2019||T20|
|2/37, 3*||Worcs||v Leics||Worcester||4 Aug 2019||T20|
|2/41||Worcs||v Yorkshire||Leeds||2 Aug 2019||T20|
Pat Brown announced himself as England's most promising T20 bowler in 2018, taking 31 wickets in the Blast season as a 20-year-old and playing a starring role on Finals Day as he led Worcestershire to a maiden crown. Brown's skilfully disguised offcutters and knuckleballs made him a priceless asset at the death, and he cemented his reputation with a solid 2019 Blast season, holding his nerve in a one-run semi-final win against Nottinghamshire.
Spotted at a Pace Factor open day at Wellington School - effectively an open day for young fast bowlers who might have been missed by the first-class counties - Brown's potential was such that he was soon offered trials at six counties. But Matt Mason, the Worcestershire bowling coach, and Ross Dewar, the Worcestershire strength and conditioning coach (who also helped organise the trial), were among those in attendance and persuaded Brown to join them in the academy at New Road.
He was offered a Cricket Scholarship at the University of Worcester and made his Championship debut during the 2017 season as an 18-year-old. He would have played in at least two franchise leagues in the 2018-19 winter but for a stress fracture, but instead completed his business management degree on his way back to full fitness.
Brown earned a maiden England call-up for the T20 series in New Zealand in 2019-20, and despite his limited first-class experience, he hopes to avoid being pigeon-holed as a limited-overs specialist.