My memories of Peter Walker by Tim Jones

Peter Walker, as seen during 1971. Photo Credit – Glamorgan Cricket Archives.

I was really saddened to hear about the recent death of Peter Walker. He was instrumental in my formative years of cricket watching, when, every Sunday, I would close the curtains at home – so I could see the picture properly – and watch all 80 overs of the televised John Player League game

He engendered me an enthusiasm and love for the game and his tea-time interviews were something to behold. I recall hearing Duncan Fearnley telling how the Worcestershire club crest came into being, such information was imparted in those days, not like some of the so called experts of today who just talk in riddles, and have little or no understanding of the historical aspects of our game.

I have a book containing these interviews by Peter, so I shall sit in the garden in the sunshine and re-read it to bring back so many happy memories…..and who can forget him ‘hopping’ around the country in the helicopter so he could present the Sunday League Trophy – magic days!

What an outstanding Glamorgan cricketer and an outstanding man.

Peter Walker (left) with Doug Insole (right) as a special presentation is made live on air during the BBC2 Sunday Cricket programme to retiring umpire John Langridge.
Photo Credit – Glamorgan Cricket Archives.

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