Peter Walker played three Tests for England during the series against South Africa in 1960.
He played his whole first-class career with Glamorgan, scoring over 17,000 runs and taking 834 wickets while helping the county to win the County Championship in 1969.
Glamorgan Cricket are saddened to hear of the death of Peter Walker
Peter was one of the great players in our history, and a truly unique cricketer
The thoughts of all at Glamorgan are with his family, and his friends
— Glamorgan Cricket 🏏 (@GlamCricket) April 6, 2020
Walker set several fielding records during his time with Glamorgan, some of which still stand today.
He took 8 catches in the match with Derbyshire at Swansea in 1970, a record of 67 catches in 1961, and a career total of 656.
After his playing profession, Walker moved into the media before returning as chief executive of the Cricket Board of Wales in 1996. He was Glamorgan president in 2009 and 2010 before being awarded an MBE in 2011.
The ECB is saddened to hear of the passing of former England and Glamorgan all-rounder Peter Walker MBE. Our thoughts are with Peter’s family and friends at this time.
— England and Wales Cricket Board (@ECB_cricket) April 6, 2020
Glamorgan chairman Gareth Williams stated: “Everyone at Glamorgan is saddened to hear this news. Peter was a club legend, a man who gave everything he could to the club he loved while playing, and later in an off-field capability.
The county’s chief executive Hugh Morris stated, “A combination of world-class catching ability, aggressive batting, and accurate spin made him a triple threat and a brilliant all-rounder.
Tributes have been paid to former England and Glamorgan all-rounder Peter Walker, who has passed away at the age of 84. Our thoughts go out to his family and his friends.