Glamorgan and England’s Peter Walker Passes Away at 84

Glamorgan and England’s Peter Walker Passes Away at 84

Glamorgan and England’s Peter Walker Passes Away at 84

Glamorgan County Cricket and England all-rounder Peter Walker dies of a stroke at the age of 84. 

Peter Walker both played for the Glamorgan county cricket and the England team as an all-rounder. During his career, he had played a total of three Tests for England while he had spent the entirety of his cricket playing career with Glamorgan. 

All of his three Test matches were held in 1960 where he belonged to the winning side all the time. His international career led him to a total of 128 runs and a high score of 52. After that, he enjoyed a 16-year career with Glamorgan where he accumulated 13 hundreds and 92 half-centuries in 469 matches. He was also able to take 834 wickets including a 25-wicket haul. 

Glamorgan County Cricket Club remembers how Walker 'fully utilised his tall frame when standing fearlessly at short-leg, or in the slips, and he held many stunning catches' in their statement. In fact, Walker's tally of 609 championship catches serves as the fifth highest in the history of English cricket. 

The Glamorgan County Cricket Club shared their deepest condolences to the family and friends of Peter Walker. They also said that they will always remember him as a unique cricketer and as one of their greatest players. 

Walker retired in 1972 and pursued a career in broadcasting in BBC Wales. He also became the chief executive of the Cricket Board of Wales and he also became the president of Glamorgan cricket. The Glamorgan County Cricket Club plays for the T20 Blast League. To know about this league of county cricket clubs, head over to Betwala. 

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