Vale Robin Farmer
Date of Event Claremont-Nedlands Cricket Club: Wed May 8, 2019 8:47AM


Former club President Robin Farmer passed away peacefully on Sunday 28th April 2019. His funeral was held on Monday 6th May. Robin leaves behind his wife of 65 years Ailsa and children Lynette, Peter and Andrew and many grandchildren and great grandchildren. 

Robin was a fine first grade player in the 1940's at Claremont-Cottesloe Cricket Club. He began playing at CCCC from the time he was at Hale School. He subsequently coached many junior teams before joining the cricket club Board, was a selector and eventually became President for a number of years. He worked tirelessly for the club over an extended period. Under Robin's Presidency the club started a program of bringing out young up and coming English players like, Brian Rose, David Gower and Norman Cowan's.  

Both Robin's sons were terrific first grade players for our club. Peter was a successful fast bowler and Andrew was a gifted batsman and handy medium pace bowler who later became club Captain. 

Robin was also a brilliant footballer for Claremont Football Club during the war years. He was runner up in the Sandover Medal  in 1942 and the football clubs leading goal kicker for a number of years. He kicked 10 goals in a match 4 times. 

Robin lead a cricket club visit to Asia in 1977 playing games in Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand which was a real highlight at the time. 

Robin Farmer was a man of great character and integrity who gave many years of dictated and committed service to the cricket club. Robin and his family, including his wonderful wife Ailsa, were great servants of the club. He will be fondly remembered.

Vale Robin Farmer. RIP.

Last updated: Wednesday May 8, 2019 12:29PM
Author: Jack Bryant