Courtney Oswald Browne is a Barbadian wicketkeeper and a right handed batsman with the West Indies cricket team. He has also played for the Barbados cricket team. He is the only West Indies player to have been born in England.
Courtney started playing first class cricket in 1995. He made his debut in International cricket in a test match against Australia at Kingston in 1995. Browne could only make a run before being caught by Boon off a ball by Warne in the first innings. Boon was in turn caught behind the wickets by Browne when Australia was batting. In the second innings, Browne was not out and scored 31 runs which also included 4 boundaries. Australia however, went on to win the match by an innings and 53 runs.
The same year, Browne played his debut One day International match against Sri Lanka at Sharjah. After catching Arjuna Ranatunga behind the wicket at 58 runs, Browne was stumped by his Sri Lankan counterpart Kaluwitharana at 2 runs and Sri Lanka won the match by 6 runs.
After a break of over 3 years, Browne was recalled to the West Indian side for the 2004 ICC Champions Trophy which was held in England. In the finals against England, Browne caught Solanki and stumped Gough to restrict England to 217 runs. Brown later batted with Bradshaw and led West Indies to victory with a 69 run ninth wicket partnership. In 2005, Browne retired from cricket and was named as a selector with the National Selection Panel in 2008.
In a total of 20 test matches, Browne scored 387 runs with a high score of 68 runs, 79 catches and 2 stumpings. He also has 415 runs, 59 catches and 9 stumpings to his name in 46 One day International matches that he has played.