Graham Crimp MBE 14th April 2020
Cricket Wales is deeply saddened to
hear about the passing of Graham Crimp MBE, this morning at the age of 91.
Graham’s contribution to Cricket has
been truly colossal and this was very much a long innings of dedication and
It is difficult to summarise Graham’s
contribution to cricket in Wales let alone to sport in Wales in general. Graham
was a very active member of cricket administration in Wales for many years and
his roles have been many and varied.
Specifically, Graham was the first
treasurer of the Cricket Board of Wales when it was set up in 1996 and served
in that role for many years. Graham had however served for much longer before
hand in terms of being a previous treasurer (25 years) and chairman of the
Welsh Cricket Association as well as having been involved in leagues and Wales
Minor Counties cricket administration. He also spent countless hours on the running of the game like
administering the Welsh Cup
For over 50 years he was club
secretary and more lately President in his hometown at Penarth CC. A previous
captain, he fulfilled most roles required to run a club and Graham had worked them
Graham was also captain of Penarth hockey and the Glamorganshire golf
club. He was also secretary of the golf club.
Graham was very active as a board
member on the Sports Council for Wales before it became Sport Wales as well as
the Welsh Sports Association. There weren’t many administrative committees that
Graham hadn’t served on at some stage!
all come together to wish his wife Peggy, his sons Tony and Robert and their
families our deepest condolences and to express greatest gratitude,
thanks for all his service to Cricket in Wales.