Martin “Scriv” Scriven

We are sad to report that Martin Scriven died today.

“Scriv”, as he was affectionately known, was one of the most ardent supporters the club had. He arrived at the club in the 1960s as a fullback or wing and had the reputation for coming off the field with a remarkably clean white pair of shorts many times, whatever the weather. Once asked by Clarty how this came about, and had he actually played, his retort was “I may be feckless but I am fearless”.

He was Treasurer from 1973/4 until 1986/87 season and as befits a Chartered Accountant, did not like paying the club’s bills, many times waiting until the eleventh hour.

A great ambassador for the club, Scriv was one of a number of supporters who visited all the grounds that the team played at and never failed to make friends and promote the “Green Machine”, always wearing the old club grey sweater with the Ram. He is particularly fondly remembered at Stourbridge, who have sent their condolences.

As befits an old boy of Gordonstoun, he was an excellent tourist, enjoying the company of the high and mighty in rugby circles. A highly respected “Bon Viveur” to all who knew him, his dedication will be sadly missed at the Club and at Burnsall where he was President of the Sports.

Our sincere sympathies go to Dot, Pete and Mike.

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