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Peter George Funeral Details

5th October 2019 Posted in County Club and Latest and League and People by Michael Weeks

Peter’s funeral will be held on Friday 11 October at 2pm at St Mary’s Parish Church, Chapel Street, Penzance.

Followed by a Private Cremation.

Family flowers only 

Donations, if so desired, for The RNLI (Sennen Cove) may be sent to Burroughs and Kearey Funeral Directors, Rear of Barwis Terrace, Penzance TR18 2AW

Tele 01736 364062

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It is with the greatest sadness that Cornwall Cricket reports the death of Peter George at the age of 74 years, a legend of West Cornwall sport.

He passed away in the early hours of Saturday 28th September 2019 at the Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro having suffered ill health over the recent times.

He was well known in local cricket and football circles and his sporting interests also included rugby and horse racing.

His association with St Buryan Cricket Club spanned 60 years as a player, groundsman and club official.

From their days in the West Penwith Saturday League the village club rose through the divisions of the Cornwall League.

After reaching the National Village Cup quarter-finals in 1992 they won promotion to the County Divisions the following year and a decade of top-level success followed.

Peter’s sons, Nicholas and Mark, were joined by the likes of professionals West Indian Test bowler  Ian Allen,  New Zealander Warren Wisneski and Pakistan Test spinner Shakil Ahmed.

Shakil Ahmed & Peter George

The Vinter Cup was won in 1998 and the crowning glory was to become County Champions in 1999 and 2000.

That was followed by being runners up for the first three years of the ECB Cornwall Premier League.

Peter said at the time “Being the top club in Cornwall was beyond our wildest dreams”.

In addition to his club commitments, Peter was also secretary of the West Penwith Evening Cricket League for the last fifty years.

He and wife Anita were made Life Members for their services.

He organised the popular annual finals at Penzance Cricket Club each year.

West Penwith Evening League President Brian Richards and Secretary Peter George at the Challenge Match Presentation at Penzance in August 2019

He was also a former member of the Cornwall League Management Committee and for many years supplied clubs with ground materials through his haulage company.

He was supported in running St Buryan CC and the WPEL by his wife Anita, who became the first Lady Secretary of Cornwall County Cricket Club in 2000 – a post she still holds.

Peter has been a member of the County Club Executive in recent years and regularly represented the county at Cornwall games all over the country.

Peter George and County Treasurer Keith Hore at Herefordshire in 2015

He won the Arthur Lugg Cup for services to the County Club in 2014.

His sons Nick and Mark were both county regulars for many years making 55 championship appearances between them.

Peter and Anita were heavily involved with the Cornish Crusaders Cricket Club run by Michael Williams and Father Ken Rogers who both sadly passed away earlier this year.

In the winter months Peter was a leading member in the local football world.

He was President of the Cornwall Referees Association and a proud highlight was when he refereed the Senior Cup Final.

After serving on the Cornwall Football Association Council for many years he was made a Life Member.

Peter and Anita have run the famous 16th century Logan Rock Inn at Treen, near Porthcurno for 37 years and in April 2018 won a national award in a ceremony at the House of Commons.

Derek Thomas MP, Anita & Peter George receiving their National Award in April 2018.

They were named as the first-ever Charity Fund Raising Pub of the year

Organised by PubAid and the All-Party Parliamentary Beer Group it attracted entries from pubs across the country, all of them raising impressive amounts of money for local and national charities, and playing a vital role at the heart of their local communities.

Details of the funeral arrangements will follow in due course.

Peter at North Mymms, Hertfordshire in 2012

 

Numerous tributes have been posted on our Facebook page

and also on out Twitter feed

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