Len Anderson and his twin Frank were the second set of twins to play Intercol sport against St Peter’s College, appearing in the 1928 cricket match. Len, a left arm spin bowler, played country cricket for 25 years and played in the combined Country v. England match at Clare.
It is in the Merino industry that Len Anderson has had a career spanning over seventy years, including 43 years as a professional sheep classer before his retirement, aged 87. During this time he classed at over one hundred shows and at some of Australia’s premier studs. He was invited by TAFE to establish a sheep classing course and to be its senior lecturer in 1985.
His outstanding contribution to the industry was acknowledged in 1997 by the South Australia Stud Breeders Association and South Australia Department of Agriculture. The Len J. Anderson Junior Judging Competition, named in his honour, is held annually at the Royal Adelaide Show.