Farr made his first appearance for Notts on August 2nd 1941 v RAF at Trent Bridge aged 17. He was selected to play in a second match, v Leicestershire, but the game was washed out. The following season he obtained a place in the Harrow Public School team and played in the major match of the year v Eton at Lord’s. He headed the Harrow batting averages. In 1943 he gained a place in the Cambridge University side and appeared in the Varsity match. He had a batting average of 30.66 that summer.
After the war Farr developed into a very useful right arm medium pace bowler and it was in that capacity that he was selected for six Championship games. His best performance was five for 96, opening the bowling against Worcestershire at Worcester in 1951. Much of his club cricket was played outside the county and his final first-class appearance was for Free Foresters v Cambridge University at Fenner’s in 1952. He played a final game for Notts Seconds in the Minor Counties Championship in 1953.
As Managing Director of the Home Brewery Company of Daybrook, Nottingham, he was involved in the building of the Larwood and Voce Public House in Fox Road, West Bridgford. Incorporated into the design was a stand which formed part of the cricket ground itself at Trent Bridge. This stand also had an inside viewing area for use by members of the Notts.County Cricket Club Supporters Association. The stand was opened in July 1985.
Bryan Farr died at home in Worksop on May 20th, 2017 aged 93.
Written March 2019