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Beginning his 1st Grade career with University in 1971, Ray Brown became a renowned finals specialist over 241 games.  This was first demonstrated in the 1974/75 season, when in the Grand Final against Clarence, which University won by an innings, he scored 33 and claimed 4/9 and 3/30 to cap off a season total of 43 wickets @ 14.12.

 

Further success came in 1977/78 in what was possibly his most dominant all-round season. From 15 games he took 38 wickets @ 13.55 including four 5WI, and scored 410 runs @ 41.00, culminating in another Grand Final win over Clarence by 119 runs when he scored 74 and followed up by 5/24 with the ball.

 

In 1980/81 he was voted Player of the Year, becoming University’s first ever recipient of the award later named the Emerson Rodwell Medal, after taking 34 wickets @ 18.79.

 

Grand Final success came again in 1985/86 winning his third Player of the Final award after claiming a career best 6/31 in University’s comfortable win.  This success was repeated the following year, also against Clarence.

 

His contribution to the competition continued off-field post-player career, becoming Chairman of the Grade Cricket Committee (later Premier League Committee) in 2003 and continuing until 2007, and remaining a Committee member for a further decade.

 

 

Raymond's statistics can be found here.