This weeks blast from the past #18 is club legend Clayton Brown, better known as Road Block. Clayton played for the Tigers from 1983/84 to 2011/12 and was known for his stoic batting and his uncanny luck of breaking partnerships with the ball. With the bat Browny scored 2577 runs at an average of 10.23 and a highest score of 57no. He was not out 54 times and carried his bat twice in 1986, which shows how hard he was to budge. With the ball he took 55 wickets with a best of 5/15 vs Leeming in 2000/01. Clayton would also keep wicket and field anywhere, which was amazing with the deformaty he had on his hand, and I never once heard him complain. Clayton was an avid Tiger supporter and you would see him at every game with a beer in his hand cheering on the boys. He served on many committees and was made a life member in 2001 and also won the Club Person of the year award in the same year. He was named as Social Supporter of the year in 1986/87 and was rewarded for his loyalty by having the duck award named after him after he won the duck award and the batting average in the same year. Clayton sadly left us suddenly a few years back and is sorely missed at Coker Park. Please share your stories of Browny in the comments below.

Clayton Brown