Sussex CCC pays tribute to the death of Robin Marlar, 91

Sussex has given glowing tributes to their former crackpot and club chairman Robin Marlar, who has died aged 91.

Born in Eastbourne, he won 970 first-class wickets and, after a distinguished career as a cricket writer, became chairman of Sussex during a turbulent period in the late 1990s.

His work off the field as part of the Sussex 2000 group revolutionized the club and laid the foundations for the golden era under the captaincy of Chris Adams earlier this century.

Sussex has described him as one of the most important figures in her story.

An obituary said: “Robin Marlar was a great man of cricket and will be deeply missed by everyone at Sussex Cricket and especially by his friends at Sussex Cricket Museum, of which he was a passionate supporter. Our thoughts are with his daughters Sarah, AJ, Kate and Tammy and his sons Algy and James.”

Adams wrote on social media: “My 1st Chairman in Sussex and by God he was influential, challenging, supportive, intelligent and humorous. Thank you Robin for all your advice and guidance, you will be sorely missed.” Sussex CCC pays tribute to the death of Robin Marlar, 91

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