Former England cricketer Peter Walker passes away at the age of 84

Former England cricketer Peter Walker passes away at the age of 84

Former England cricketer and Glamorgan County team all-rounder Peter Walker has died at the age of 84 today after suffering from a stroke. During his career, Walker played in the three test matches for England in 1960 and also holds the record of 609 Championship catches which is also the fifth-highest in the English competition.

Peter Walker

Walker also served as an advisor to the Club’s committee between 2009 and 2010 and served as President of the club. And in 2011 he was also awarded an MBE for his contribution to the sport as he helped Glamorgan County club win the title in 1969 and also playing for the national side. He was also a part of the winning side when the Australian side toured England in 1964 and 1968. 

After his demise, Glamorgan chief executive Hugh Morris added: “A combination of world-class catching ability, aggressive batting, and accurate spin made him a triple threat and a brilliant all-rounder.

“He helped Glamorgan to win a County Championship title and represented England, making him a true legend of the club.

“We may never see another player quite like him, and he will be missed by everyone at the club. Our thoughts go out to his family, and his friends.”

In his remarkable career, Walker played 469 First-Class games, compiling 17650 runs and also claiming 834 wickets. He announced his retirement from the sport in 1972 and went on to work in the broadcasting for BBC Wales. Apart from holding so many records, Walker also adopted to the left-arm spin, as his all-round skills were already helping his side in the county seasons. 

Hugh Morris, Chief Executive, added, “A combination of world-class catching ability, aggressive batting and accurate spin made him a triple threat and a brilliant all-rounder. He helped Glamorgan to win a County Championship title and represented England, making him a true legend of the club. We may never see another player quite like him, and he will be missed by everyone at the club.” 

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