Graham Crimp M.B.E.
Cricket Wales has learnt, belatedly, that a stalwart of cricket in Wales, Graham Crimp, has been made an MBE for his services to grass-root sport in Wales and, consequently, offers its hearty congratulations to Graham for an honour well-deserved. The Chairman of Cricket Wales, Roger Morris, said, "Everyone who knows Graham and his tireless work for cricket throughout Wales will not only be delighted for him but will heartily say, "Well done!""
Graham has been heavily involved in cricket: he was treasurer of the Welsh Cricket Association for 25 years; Graham was chair of the Association for three years; he is currently treasurer and chair of the Welsh Minor Counties Cricket board. Additionally, Graham was a member of the Cricket Board of Wales from its inception in 1996 and was a member of the interim Board of Cricket Wales after its merger with the WCA. Graham still sits on the Senior Cricket Council of Cricket Wales.
At a local level Graham was secretary of his local cricket club, Penarth, for 50 years, and is currently its President.
Graham has not restricted his efforts to cricket: he is also a past chairman of the Welsh Hockey Umpires’ Association; he was also Chairman and President of the Penarth Athletics Club and Captain of the Glamorganshire Golf Club. Besides all this, Graham is also a past member of the Sports Council for Wales, and was for many years treasurer of the Welsh Sports Association serving on its Executive Committee and Board.
Graham was commended by David Jones, the Secretary of State for Wales, who said: of those commended from Wales: "Each and every one of them has been selected for their dedication, commitment and tireless work."