Ex-Town wing-half Thrower dies
Former Ipswich Town wing-half Dennis Thrower has died, age 80, following a lengthy illness.
Thrower grew up in Ipswich and played for Ipswich & District League side Landseer Old Boys before joining the Blues, as a Division Three South side, in August 1956.
When making his debut, aged 18 and 28 days, he became the youngest player in the club’s history.
He was largely a reserve team player for over the next nine years as Sir Alf Ramsey led the club all the way through the divisions and to a famous First Division title in 1961/62.
Overall he made 31 first team appearances, the most of which came in 1964/65, and scored four goals.
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Thrower went on to play for Bury Town, Sudbury Town and Crane Sports and managed both Whitton United and Woodbridge Town while running his own plumbing business.
He was a regular at player reunion events and is survived by son Gary and daughter Andrea.
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