Robert Cowper received the Order of Australia Medal (OAM)
Robert Cowper, one of RMTC's well-respected members received the Order of Australia Medal (OAM)
Bob Cowper’s is one of our well-respected members at RMTC and is known to many here and in England, where he lived for many years. His achievements on the cricket field are well documented and appreciated by cricket aficionados around the world. He was the first Australian to score a triple century against England - in the 1966 Ashes Test.
He was a very good real tennis player, and was one of the best amateurs at RMTC when he played a major role in securing Australia’s first ever win in the Bathurst Cup Championship over England, held at RMTC in 1982.
Bob spent most of his business life overseas with homes in Monaco and London – where he kept up his real tennis at Lords and Queens.
He and his wife Dale returned to Melbourne on retirement in recent times – and they are now seen regularly for lunch and social events at RMTC.
He has been a club member for nearly 50 years and now (in his eighties) has received this honour from the Government for all that he has achieved for himself, his family, his country and for RMTC.