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Obituary: Former player Brian Smith

Brian Smith (pictured: back row, centre) made more than 50 appearances for the Tigers in the 1950s
Brian Smith (pictured: back row, centre) made more than 50 appearances for the Tigers in the 1950s

Leicester Tigers are saddened to learn of the death of former player Brian Smith, aged 84.

Born in July 1935, Brian scored 19 tries in 54 first-team appearances as wing or centre for Tigers between 1954-60 alongside club stalwarts David Matthews, Colin Martin, Rex Skelton and John Elders.

Awarded an OBE in 2006 for services to charity, he is also a past president of Leicestershire County Cricket Club.

The family will have a private funeral service but are also planning a memorial service at Oakham School in the Spring.

The club passes its condolences to friends and family at this time.