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Robin Farmery 2014

Robin Farmery, a Birmingham League stalwart for well over 50 years, has died from cancer after a six month illness.

Robin played his first of many games for Kynoch in the 1950’s as a teenager. He subsequently joined Lichfield in 1992. He later became treasurer for 10 years and his proud boast was that during that time he never had to propose an increase in subscriptions.

He was captain of the Lichfield BDCL second division team which won both the league and the Terrill trophy two years ago. Last season he led Lichfield to the BDCL Division 3 title, sadly missing the last game because his illness was diagnosed.

Robin was very good at quickplay and was last season’s winner of the club’s annual quickplay tournament.

Posted on behalf of David Short (Lichfield)