William Flett was drafted into the Glen Iris Greats at pick 38 in season 32. Being a high pick, expectations were very large for Flett. However, in his first 3 seasons, Flett only averaged 26 over his first 39 games, including only 7 50s and no 100s.
After season 34, the manager was losing patience and confidence in Flett, hence he was demoted to the 3rd XI to make a mark there. He didn't quite make a mark, but with an average of 49 for his 15-match season, including his 1st century, he proved he still had potential. Season 36 was yet another disappointment, but then in season 37, the manager decided that Flett was of age to get a chance in the long format of the game and there were other batsmen struggling for form in the 1st XI. Hence, in what was effectively his FC debut, Flett came in at first drop and scored a century (104). He then backed that innings up with an 82* and finished the season with an average of 62 from his 6 matches.