cheers Alex. If you are still on WSAG please put a link to here on for me. I can't access it for some reason and haven't been able to in ages. Ace folk on there and I want them to know how much I love visiting it.
My condolences chum. I met your Dad only once when I was 14: we were playing cricket at St Edwards hospital in Cheddleton. It was Staffordshire Fire Brigade versus Cheshire Fire Brigade. Neither Bunny Senior or me was a member of Staffs F.B. (my old fellla was Staffs F.B.). Your Dad as I remember it was behind the sticks for Burslem Cricket Club (I think).
I told you the story when we met in Austria a couple or so years back on Stoke's training week. I made a mistake then (memory fades): I said I'd bowled him out. No. We were on the same side and Bunny senior was behind the stumps. He gave me great encouragement by complimenting me on a wicket. That 14 year old was dead chuffed with the support.
Your Dad was a lovely man. All the best to your family mate.
Post by lancashirelad on Nov 27, 2012 10:36:26 GMT
Very sad news. RIP Peter. I met him many times at the Gardners for a pint and if it was packed he'd sneak us in the Mich ( Macari years). A great fellow and Antony i think I met you a few times in there when you were a teenager. A cricketer i think. My thoughts go out to the family.
Post by banburypotter on Nov 27, 2012 11:54:26 GMT
Bunny, you may already have one, but when my dad passed away I got one of those wall of fame bricks done for him, and although the memories of him are always there in your head, I also found extra comfort by visiting that brick, and having a private moment before each home game.
Your dad will be taking his seat in the heavenly boothen with all the other dear departed Stokies who have left us.
Sincere condolences Bunny, I remember him well as an ex neighbour in Sneyd Green before you moved away, onwards and upwards to better areas. He was 100% Stoke, cricket, & family - and could rightly be proud of you and your brother and the entire family
Post by Lakeland Potter on Nov 30, 2012 13:40:08 GMT
Good to see you briefly on Wednesday Bunny. I didn't realise that your dad had his ST seat above me in the Boothen, although I remember the days when you used to sit there. Sorry I didn't say more when you passed me - I was getting over the shock of you recognising the sheer quality of my Rab down jacket!