Len served as our Schoolboy Scout for 12 years until 1994. Born at Croydon, he played for Surrey County and Croydon district schools serving in the Army during the war.
Post-war he played for Bromley and Clapton until joining Leyton Orient in 1952.
He filled the roles of Youth Coach, Youth Manager and Chief Scout at Brisbane Road until a six-year stint with Leicester City from 1971. He returned to the O’s for another five years until joining us in 1982.
Since leaving in 1994 Len worked on the scouting staff for Millwall and Brentford until resuming Chief Scout duties with Leyton Orient in July, 1998.
He retired during March this year and in July the O’s staged a testimonial match for him against West Ham United.
Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this sad time.
We were sorry to learn of the passing of Len Cheesewright on September 25, aged 75.