Robin Geoffrey Marlar was an English cricketer and cricket journalist who played for Cambridge University before playing for Sussex from 1951 to 1968, and served as captain of both teams. He was born on 2 January 1931 and died on 30 September 2022 at age 91 at Epsom Hospital.
Did Robin Marlar have kids? Marlar is survived by six children; his daughters Sarah, AJ, Kate and Tammy and his sons Algi and James.
In a statement, Sussex confirmed that Marlar had died at Epsom General Hospital on September 30, surrounded by his family, and recalled him as “one of the most important figures in the history of Sussex Cricket”.
Marlar played his first match for Sussex in July 1951 in a match against Kent held at the Central Recreation Ground in Hastings.
He played with Sussex until 1968 and served as its captain between 1955 and 1959.
An innovative off-break bowler, Marlar took 970 wickets in 289 matches at an average of 25.22, with a personal best of 9/46 against Lancashire at Hove in 1955.
He was described as “shrewd and skilful” by Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack.