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
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Numerous tributes have been posted on our Facebook page
and also on out Twitter feed
Great man, spent many happy hours with him on Crusader tours, and more lately at Cape Road, condolences to Anita, Mark and Nikko
— Graham Trenwith (@GrahamTrenwith) September 28, 2019
So sad. Always a gentleman. Our thoughts are with Anita and their boys.
— Dorset CCC (@Dorset_CCC) September 28, 2019
Such a sad sad loss for the whole county not just those on the cricketing circuit. A great man that was so passionate about sport in his county. Our condolences from all at the club go out to Anita, Nick, Mark and the entire family. ❤️ Rest in Peace Peter. #cricketfamily https://t.co/4NsFpTzVrk
— Werrington CC (@WerringtonCC) September 28, 2019
— Unicorns Cricket Com (@unicorncrickcom) September 28, 2019
The term legend gets bounded around but this gentleman was the true definition. Peter will be truly missed. My personal condolences to Anita, Nick and Mark. RIP Peter George. https://t.co/wSqjzUflMv
— James Matthews (@RoundhouseInc) September 28, 2019
Really sad news from West Cornwall, love to Anita, Mark and Nicko. Pretty Pistol x https://t.co/ztZuBnIK4u
— Andy Birkett (@AndyPBirkett) September 28, 2019
Whenever @StIvesCricket were fortunate enough to contest any evening league final or playoff I was ALWAYS thanked by Peter for scoring. Genuinely appreciative of all off-field help to support those playing. Very sad news, condolences to all his family.
— Malcolm Rae (@mjr1965) September 29, 2019