|Full name||Robin Geoffrey Marlar|
1 February 1931 |
Eastbourne, Sussex, England
|Bowling style||Right-arm off-spin|
|Domestic team information|
Source: Cricket Archive, 6 February 2014
Marlar played first-class cricket for Cambridge University, winning a blue in 1951, 1952 and 1953 (when he captained Cambridge to victory over Oxford), and Sussex between 1951 and 1968. An innovative off-break bowler, he 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 a "shrewd and skilful" captain of Sussex between 1955 and 1959. He remains only one of five native-born cricketers to hold this post.
Marlar stood as a Conservative candidate for Bolsover in the 1959 General Election, and a 1962 by-election at Leicester North East, then decades later was a parliamentary candidate for the Referendum Party in the 1993 Newbury by-election. He was appointed as the President of Sussex CCC for 2005 and President of MCC for 2005/2006.
- Wisden 1954, pp. 285-87.
- Wisden 1980, p. 1222.
- Newbury by-election 1993
|Sussex county cricket captain
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