Len Marlow

Len had been a keen supporter of the Club since 1964. At numerous times he served on the Executive committee, in the canteen and also carried out the unenviable job of Chairman of Selectors.

Len was in the British Army for quite some time and during World War 2 was involved in both Europe and North Africa. it was in North Africa (Tobruk) where he first became friends with Australians. He was captured in North Africa and made a prisoner of War of both the Italians and later the Germans before he successfully escaped from a POW camp. He was later awarded the British Empire Medal (BEM) for his military services.

Not only loving the game of cricket, Len was also a talented cricketer in his own right. He represented and captained the British Army Occupation Forces (Germany) Cricket Team against several touring international representative sides before returning to England and emigrating to Australia in 1959.

He was a regular attendee at Club games at Fehlberg Park for many year until illness prevented him from attending in later years. Len passed away in 1991 and is remembered at the Club with the Len Marlow Memorial Trophy which is awarded to the Club Player of the Year each year.

He is the father of Life Member Stewart Marlow.