Our sincere condolences to family and friends of two former Prahran clubmen who passed away recently.
Tom McLean was cap number 288 and played six games as an 18 year old in the First Eleven in season 1959/60.
Tom was an off-spin bowler who started out as a medium pacer in the lower elevens before changing and achieving more success as a spinner.
He took 6 wickets at 27.50 with a best performance of 2/38, and scored 20 runs at 5.00.
Tom was also a fine footballer and enjoyed success with both the Melbourne and North Melbourne football clubs.
He played 22 games for Melbourne between 1951 and 1952 before being cleared to North Melbourne in 1954 where he played 9 games. Tom finished his career as captain of Sandringham.
Ian Langford, cap number 351, was an opening batsmen who played 18 games for Prahran between 1970/71 and 1971/72. He scored 458 runs at 24.10 with a highest score of 92.
Prior to joining the True Blues, Ian played 71 games over seven seasons at University from 1955/56 to 1961/62, and 85 games over seven seasons at St Kilda from 1963/64 to 1969/70.
All together Ian amassed a fine career record of 174 games over 16 seasons of District Cricket which yielded 5004 runs at 24.40, with a highest score of 113. He also managed 55 catches along the way.