Legendary Glamorgan all-rounder Peter Walker has handed away aged 84 after a stroke.
Walker performed three Exams for England in 1960, ending on the profitable aspect on every event. It’s his first-class profession for Welsh-based Glamorgan that catapulted him to cult standing. Walker spent his total home profession with Glamorgan, enjoying an integral function within the county’s championship-winning season of 1969 in addition to the aspect’s wins over the visiting Australian aspect in 1964 and 1968,
In all, Walker performed 469 first-class video games, scoring a staggering 17650 runs and claiming 834 wickets. Walker was additionally a wonderful close-in catcher and predominantly fielded at short-leg, or within the slips. His tally of 609 Championship catches is the fifth highest within the historical past of the English competitors.
After calling time on his enjoying profession in 1972, Walker transitioned into broadcasting. In 1996, he returned to cricket, changing into the primary Director of Cricket Growth of the Cricket Board of Wales and oversaw the event of the Nationwide Cricket Centre at Glamorgan’s headquarters at Sophia Gardens.
He additionally acted as an advisor to the Membership’s committee between 2009 and 2010 and served as President of the membership. The next 12 months, he was deservedly awarded an MBE within the New 12 months’s Honours Listing for his companies to cricket.
Gareth Williams, Chairman of Glamorgan Cricket, led the tributes. “Peter was a membership legend, a person who gave every thing he may to the membership he liked whereas enjoying, and later in an off-field capability. He gave a lot again to the sport, specifically by his work with Cricket Wales and the Nationwide Cricket Centre, and thru his excellent service as President of Glamorgan.”
Hugh Morris, Chief Govt, added, “A mix of world-class catching potential, aggressive batting and correct spin made him a triple menace and an excellent all-rounder. He helped Glamorgan to win a County Championship title and represented England, making him a real legend of the membership. We might by no means see one other participant fairly like him, and he can be missed by everybody on the membership.