Decade Review 2009

Tony Brown      

Full name Anthony Stephen Brown

Born June 24, 1936, Clifton, Bristol

Current age 81 years 333 days

Major teams Gloucestershire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast

Education Fairfield Grammar School, Bristol

Anthony Stephen Brown
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 496 808 99 12851 116 18.12 3 494 0
List A 162 142 28 2017 77* 17.69 0 2 68 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 496 31546 1230 8/80 25.64 54 8
List A 162 7626 4744 230 5/44 5/44 20.62 3.73 33.1 10 1 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1953 - 1976
List A span 1963 - 1976

Tony Brown was a stalwart of the Gloucestershire side for more than two decades. A right-arm medium-pace bowler and lower middle-order batsman, he was good enough to pass 1000 runs in a season once (1964) and 100 wickets twice (1959 and 1962). He was also an excellent close fielder and in 1966 took seven catches in an innings to equal the world record. He took over as captain in 1969, leading the county to the Gillette Cup in 1973. After retiring he became secretary-manager of the side before moving on to Somerset in 1983 and subsequently the TCCB (the forerunners of the ECB). He returned to Gloucestershire as chairman of cricket and in 2008 was named as club president.
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