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William Stanley Alston Brown

 
 
 

Born 23rd May 1877 in Clifton, Bristol.

His father was William Brown, a solicitor. In 1881 the family lived at 2 Hughendon Road, Clifton.

He was educated at the Leys School, Cambridge.

In 1891 he was a student at Craigmore College, Cambridge Park, Bristol.

Played rugby for Bristol and Clifton, Cricket for Gloucestershire (1896-1919) and London County (1900).

Standing (L-R): J.H.Board, G.H.Beloe, W.McHemingway. Sitting: W.S.A.Brown, C.L.Townsend, W.G.Grace, W.Troup, E.L.Thomas. On Ground: W.H.Hale, A.Paish, H.Wrathall.

Above the Gloucestershire CCC side of 1898 with William Stanley Alston Brown and Clifton RFC captain Gerald Harry Beloe.

Standing (L-R): Harry Wrathall, Fred Roberts, Tom Langdon, Arthur Paish, Jack Board, Harry Huggins. Seated: W.S.A.Brown, T.H.Fowler, G.L.Jessop, C.O.H.Seweel, R.W.Rice.

Above the Gloucestershire CCC side of 1901 with William Stanley Alston Brown and Clifton RFC player Gilbert Jessop.

He joined The Law Society in 1901.

His cricket averages were

FIRST-CLASS (1896 - 1919) William Stanley Alston Brown

 

M

I

NO

Runs

HS

Ave

100

50

Ct

St

Batting & Fielding

164 277 23 4820 155 18.97 2 17 138  

 

Balls

M

R

W

Ave

BBI

5

10

SR

Econ

Bowling

14812 857 6509 195 33.37 6-56 3 0 75.95 2.63

He died 12th September 1952 in Kingsdown, Bristol.

His obituary appeared in The Times on the 15th September 1952 and said

DEATH OF MR. W. S. A. BROWN

Mr. W. S. A. Brown, who played cricket for Gloucestershire between 1896 and 1919, died at his Bristol home on Friday, aged 75. A reliable batsman and medium pace bowler, he twice played for the Gentlemen against the Players and also appeared for the M.C.C. In addition to cricket he played Association football, golf, hockey, lacrosse, and bowls for Gloucestershire. He also played Rugby football for Bristol and Clifton after he left The Leys School, Cambridge.