Today, is a sad day for the Dons community as we lose a valued member, of our family in club legend, Tony Marchi.
Marchi, whilst being a pivotal part of our club, was also a captain of Tottenham Hotspur and was part of Spurs 1961 title-winning team and also won the Cup Winners’ Cup.
In his playing days for the Dons, Marchi amassed 3,227 runs between 1979 and 1992 for the club and is currently 48th in the record table, for the highest ever run scorer for the club.
Not only did he have an impact on the field, Tony had a huge impact off the field, helping a number of our younger colts to improve their game, encouraging them to perform to the best of their ability and contributed hours of coaching. In his later years, Tony was a valued Vice President of the club.
Speaking following the sad news, Chairman Steve Brown said “This is a sad day for our cricket club. Not only was Tony a former player, but he was a Vice President latterly and a lovely man. Tony was incredibly competitive, utilising his football edge on the cricket field.
He will always be remembered as an elder statesman of the club who would always help the clubs youngsters, as they begun their careers.”
The thoughts of everyone at Maldon Cricket Club go out to Tony’s wife, Marie and his family.