|Football||West Bromwich Albion|
|Fascinating fact||Has run a marathon in under 3 hours|
A bona-fide ‘Living Legend’, Andy Gorton was one of the club’s founders and has been a permanent fixture ever since, (a bit like Ken Barlow in Coronation Street) keeping wicket with style and grace and notching up thousands of runs as a classy opening batsman. Indeed, Andy is the second highest run scorer in the history of The Elf with 5,005 runs, and held the record for most runs in a season since 1989, until Ian Chuck finally beat that tally this year.
Perhaps more importantly, Andy is also the heartbeat of the club, putting in a tremendous amount of effort off the pitch which is much appreciated by everybody who pulls on a Walsall Health shirt. Every year, Gort plans a great set of fixtures for us all to enjoy throughout the season. Gort reached the 5000 run milestone in 2016, with a match winning 35 against Darley Abbey.