August made a single first-class appearance during the 2006-07 season, in which, as a tailender, he did not bat, but bowled five overs, taking match figures of 0-12. August was a part of the South African Under-19 World Cup squad in 2007-08, and played two games in the competition, his first act in the competition being to bowl out Namibian opening batsman Raymond van Schoor.
August has played for Boland Under-19s since the opening of the 2008-09 season. He was included in the Easterns cricket team squad for the 2015 Africa T20 Cup. He was also the leading wicket-taker in the 2017–18 Sunfoil 3-Day Cup tournament, with 41 dismissals in ten matches.
- Easterns Squad / Players – ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 31 August 2015.
- "Sunfoil 3-Day Cup, 2017/18: Most wickets". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 13 April 2018.
- "Easterns Squad". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 12 September 2018.
- "3-Day Franchise Series, 2019/20: Most wickets". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 24 March 2020.
- Clayton August at Cricket Archive
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