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Get well soon, Len

Worley's heart attack shock.

11 October 2021

Wycombe supporters of all eras will be shocked to learn that Len Worley, a Wanderers’ hero of the 1950s and 60s, had to be rushed to hospital after suffering a heart attack.

The former Blues winger was supposed to be attending Saturday’s match at Adams Park. But after being taken ill while out shopping, he spent part of the weekend in Wycombe hospital – ironically just yards from the old Loakes Park pitch where he entertained fans for 16 years and over 500 matches.

Len had two stents inserted, has been put on blood thinners and is now resting at home. Although turning 84 in June and having had a similar attack seven years ago, he prided himself on his fitness and was still playing high-level and competitive tennis at least twice a week.

Along with Dennis Syrett and Dennis Atkins, he’s the only survivor of the Blues’ famous 1957 FA Amateur Cup Final squad sadly depleted in the past year with the losses of Jimmy Truett, Mike Wicks and Cliff Trott.

As was outlined in a special feature in Saturday’s match programme, Worley is one of the most distinguished Wanderers’ players of all time. An England amateur international, he turned down several professional contracts – including offers from Spurs and Charlton – to earn himself a special place in Wycombe’s history.

All at WWEPA and beyond wish him a speedy and complete recovery.


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