Andy Gorton

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Name Andy Gorton
Nicknames Gort. The Guillotine.
Debut  1989.   Appearances 233
Football West Bromwich Albion
Fascinating fact Has run a marathon in under 3 hours
Best figures 130*   Career Runs 5,778  Wicket Keeping record 86 catches/47 stumpings

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 highest run scorer in the history of The Elf with 5,732 runs, breaking the legendary Tim Oliver’s total in 2018 against Lichfield Nomads. Gort also held the record for most runs in a season since 1989, until Ian Chuck finally beat that tally in 2016.

Gort was our inaugural Player of the Year back in 2009, but 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.

Awards…

Batsman of the Year 1989

Player of the Year 2009

Clubman of the Year 2008  2009  2010  2011

9 thoughts on “Andy Gorton

  1. Matt Haskey

    Hi, I was wondering if you would like to play my team in a Sunday friendly game next season.

    My club is Aston Unity CC.

    Please can you email me to advise.

    Kind Regards
    Matt Haskey

  2. Andy Gorton

    Matt, I’ll be looking at our fixtures in the next couple of months so will see what gaps we have and if any are suitable perhaps we can arrange something.

    Cheers

    Andy

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